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VERA:KVEN:VERA [being:female:being]

VERA:KVEN:VERA [being:femail:being]
A mixed media installation, including specially constructed paper, found object, digital projection and accumulative programming.
Tjarnarsalur Exhibition Hall, Reykjavik City Hall
30. May – 22. June 2015


VERA:KVEN:VERA [being:female:being] was created especially to coincide with this year’s celebration of 100 years of women’s right to vote in Iceland. It was created in collaboration with The Municipal Archives of Reykjavík and artist Kristín Gunnlaugsdóttir.

VERA:KVEN:VERA explored the idea of there being a form of a collective female self. The installation examined and seeked to reconcile or unite, on one hand our innermost secret self and on the other hand our most external reflections – our looks.

The installation was based on three diverse strands:
– firstly Kristín Gunnlaugsdóttir´s contemporary artwork, SKÖPUNARVERK I, (Creation I) which has been on display in Tjarnarsalur for the last year;
– secondly handwritten letters and formal portraits of women from around 1915, found in the Municipal Archives of Reykjavík;
– and thirdly the private view guests were invited to take part by being added into the digital projection.