MID, time of the foresighted silence (2024)
Video (12:00)
at Vitamin D, Group Exhibition at Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykajvík, IS.

This work is part of the opera Skjóta. Based on research on climate issues and football, the work considers how halftime can be a metaphor for life itself. The first half represents birth, and the second half represents death. In halftime, the most significant decisions are made, especially if one is sitting in the best seats and has real power to change the course of the game. With this work, Sigrún aims to explore the basic emotions that the game ignites and raise important questions about climate shame and climate anxiety.

During the opera’s production, Sigrún spent time in residencies in Brighton (UK) and Värmland (SE), where she explored football culture, climate issues, and their connections. In creating MID, she collaborated with children from the local Reykjavík Football Club KR and the local children’s choir by the pond. Additionally, opera singer Vera Hjördís Matsdóttir performs in the work. The filming took place in heavy cold rain and stormy weather in the midst of winter during the first days of the new year.

Concept, composition, production, direction: Sigrún Gyða Sveinsdóttir
Cinematography and co-production: Alda Valentína Rós
Sound: Baldur Hjörleifsson
2 DP: Gunnar Bjarki Birnuson

Vera Hjördís Matsdóttir

Sigrún Gyða Sveinsdóttir

Aldís Jóhannesdóttir
Amelia Luna Monaco
Anna Eldon Brynjarsdóttir
Embla Margrét Hallbjörnsdóttir
Finna Birna Steinsdóttir
Heiða Nielsen
Hekla Þórisdóttir
Hrafnhildur Anna Stefansdóttir
Ingibjörg Lilja Ægisdóttir
Irena Mar Ottósdóttir
Ísalind Salka Óskarsdóttir
Katrín Huld Elínardóttir
Margrét Sólveig Hinriksdóttir
Melkorka Margrét Skúladóttir
Oktavía Gunnarsdóttir
Rakel Harðardóttir
Saga Eir Weston
Sara Margrét Bjarnadóttir
Sara María Michaelsdóttir G. Olsen
Snjólaug Anna Sindradóttir
Svala Þórdís Andradóttir
Sól Þorkelsdóttir Sivertsen
Sólrún Jensdóttir Blöndal
Singing in final chapter
Lára Ruth Clausen