9 April 2018
after a fruitful and inspiring collaboration with sigur rós in the dance piece “at dusk we embrace” at sigur rós’s festival norður og niður, we got an offer to do an outside video installation on two big oil tanks for the reykjavik winter nights festival and it seemed appropriate to continue with with this idea. örævi is a peek into the undergrowth of the body, parts of the body we see everyday but when we go up-close foreign landscapes start to form, hands as sand dunes, elbows as withered hilltops and veins in the eyes as red rivers flowing. we decided to make a choreography for a microscope where the performance area is around 2mm². movements of the skin become waves, ears/noses become caverns and wrinkles turn to canyons. the music of sigur rós has many small sounds that are subtle and buried within the tracks but are an integral part of the music and once you disassemble them and look closer the magic reveals itself. so we built on the subtle sounds and images trying to show what is hidden right in front of our eyes and ears. in the video we worked with 3 amazing dancers of iceland dance company, erna’s mother and their 6 year old son.
performers erna ómarsdóttir, valdimar jóhannsson, pierre alain giraud, aðalheiður halldórsdóttir, þyrí huldárnadóttir, hannes þór egilsson, úlfur óðinn valdimarsson, kristín geirsdóttir
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