The works merge music and art, nature and man-made systems. Each sculpture is actually a character who lives in digital clouds and sings an aria to their surroundings. In fact, the ode is more about their inner longing and desire, which underscores man's unilateral relationship with his environment. The three sculptures each represent a man-made system that characterizes their location: Nature in the Botanical Garden, exercise and fitness outside of World Class, and transport on sea at Skarfaklett. With the work, Sigrún Gyða examines how human intervention is necessary for us in order to have a natural experience.
Part of a series of three works spread over the large outdoor exhibition area of Hjólið 2021.
This one is located in Grasagarður Botanical Garden.
Sigrún Gyða Sveinsdóttir (2021)
Composition and lyrics by Sigrún Gyða Sveinsdóttir (apart from lyrics in 64.141764, -21.870164)
Lyrics in 64.141764, -21.870164 are by Árni Hjartarson
Sound Production and mastering by Jethro Cook
Voice by Sigrún Gyða Sveinsdóttir and Hildur Elísa Jónsdóttir.
Technical assistance by Sveinn Harðarsson, Sigurbjörn Ingvarsson, Vincent Mensink and Arnór Bogason
String players in opening performance:
Móeiður Una Ingimarsdóttir violin,
Anna Soffía Hauksdóttir violin,
Hafrún Birna Björnsdóttir viola,
& Jón Pétur Snæland cello
Curated by Sunna Ástþórsdóttir
Supported by Iceland Visual Art Found, the Reykjavík Sculptor Association and the City of Reykjavík.
Thanks to World Class Iceland, Faxaflóahafnir and Grasagarðurinn.
Photographer: Hörður Sveinsson