The OH-project, a trans-disciplinary research project including artists, scholars and scientists, investigates the ways unresolved narratives of the present and the concepts of ecology, active citizenship and the future unfold in the shifting geopolitical conditions and emerging new waters of the Arctic. The project is located at a former checkpoint patrol position at the abandoned Nato-base on Reykjanes, Iceland. It draws on and is motivated by the site‘s transformation from a private fenced off system to a public civilian site. The site is currently being developed as Ásbrú Enterprise park – a community of innovation in technology, energy and creative industries. “Artifacts” of the Cold War, remain on the property, reminders of the past and current challenges albeit in a different context, with international co-operation, protection and exploitation. The North Atlantic, once again faces complications and new opportunities for its resources and emerging shipping routes as the ice cap melts and the ‘Warm War’ unfolds. The site, a link between the past and the future, provides a “laboratory” for a dialogue on social and ecological transformation in the North by civil actions, future imagery and alternative narratives. This transitional space currently undergoing a “clean up” process provides a platform to generate future visions and raise larger questions that address our troubled grounds of being in the Anthropocene.
A revised version of the Self-Help-Academy will be present at the former USA military base in Iceland. In the year of 1997 a Self-Help-Academy was established to teach the military personnel how to repair and maintain their household. The academy was apart of the Quality-Life Campaign initiated by military for the betterment of life at the base.
Kwitcherbellíakin at the Reykjavik Art Museum presents unresolved narratives that speak to the camp-like conditions of today’s ecological and socio-political realities and the future that is unfolding in the shifting geopolitics in the Arctic. The locus to reflect on and stay with the uncertainty and our disturbed ground of being —our existential “belly aching” —was an abandoned checkpoint for the former NATO-base in Reykjanes
Sea Body Infrastructure Image Magazine #01
A publication becoming installation, performance, screening, readings and conversation
Þrjú tonn af sandi / Return to Sender (Three Tons of Sand / Return to Sender) was a sequence of momentary exhibitions, initiated by Bryndís Björnsdóttir, Snorri Páll and Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir, which took place on November 19th 2016 in room number 425 at the recently opened Oddsson Hotel in Reykjavík. Each artist presented a solo exhibition for an hour.
GUNNAR THEODÓR EGGERTSSON
HAUKUR MÁR HELGASON
INUK SILIS HOEG
NOMEDA AND GEDIMINAS URBONAS
SIGURJÓN BALDUR HAFSTEINSSON
THE MANY HEADED HYDRA
UNNAR ÖRN JÓNASSON AUÐARSON