THE ICELANDIC LOVE CORPORATION DOING PSYCHOGRAPHY
WHEN // WHERE // DURATION // LANGUAGE
Thursday – 16.00, Friday – 16.00 and Sunday 12.00 and 16.00 – pick up from Hallgrímskirkja // approx. 4 hours // Icelandic, but suitable for non-Icelandic speakers – everyone over 14 is welcome.
! PLEASE NOTE !
From Hallgrímskirkja you will be taken to a secret location – and you should dress for the weather and the elements.
Tickets for this show can be bought via www.tix.is for 3000 ISK or at the reduced price of 2500 ISK for the unemployed, students, artists and pensioners. This show is also included in the five show festival pass – more info at www.tix.is.
ABOUT THE WORK
Psychography is a new site specific performance by the visual arts group the Icelandic Love Corporation made in collaboration with artists from various fields of art including dance, choreography, theatre, music, film and more.
The work takes places in an old house and its surroundings where the atmosphere and circumstances of the house is explored through different mediums and actions. It is a journey from the sleepless never ending noise of today’s life to the calmness of the growing grass of nature and inner self.
Most houses are filled with stories of the people that live there or have passed through dead or alive. We capture the soul of the house, the self and it’s psychography and give it life through performance – drawing on the different experiences of the artists and the audience who take part in the building, the atmosphere and the aura of the work.
ABOUT THE ARTIST // CREDITS
THE ICELANDIC LOVE CORPORATION (ILC) is a group that was established in 1996 by three woman artists: Jóní Jónsdóttir (1972) Eirún Sigurdardóttir (1971) and Sigrún Hrólfsdóttir (1973). www.ilc.is.
For the past twenty years, The Icelandic Love Corporation has actively and successfully worked in the field of visual art, both at home and abroad, using nearly all possible media—including performance, video, photography, and installation—the ILC confronts the seriousness of the art world with works that blend playfulness, humor and spectacle with refreshing genuineness and subtle social critique. Their art and performance often incorporates ideas of traditional femininity, but they are always women on their own terms. The ILC has held numerous solo and group exhibitions, in addition to having performed small and large scale performances at various venues, such as museums, galleries, and festivals. The members of the ILC have lived and studied in New York, Berlin, Copenhagen, and are currently based in Reykjavík.
Psychography by The Icelandic Love Corporation in collaboration with the ensemble.
Concept-direction-production by ILC: Jóní Jónsdóttir and Eirún Sigurðardóttir.
The Ensemble: Edda Björg Eyjólfsdóttir – actress, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson – actor, Fríða María Harðardóttir – make up, Jóní Jónsdóttir – artist, Thelma Marín Jónsdóttir – actress, Valgerður Rúnarsdóttir – dancer, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson – artist, Eirún Sigurðardóttir – artist, Saga Sigurðardóttir – dancer, Sara María Skúladóttir – tailor.
Extras: Brynja Magnúsdóttir Lyngdal psychic, Sigrún Gyða Sveinsdóttir artist, Kristín Dóra Ólafsdóttir artist, Hildur Elísa Jónsdóttir artist.
Video: Óskar Kristinn Vignisson
Photographer: Ásta Kristjánsdóttir
Driver: Jón Bj. Hermannsson
Very special thanks to the the landowner and the hidden woman. Thanks to Uggi Props rental, Eydís Sól Jónsdóttir, psychic´s Brynja and Óli. Hafsteinn Bjarnason, Ingis Bus tours(Hópferðabílar Inga).
Supported by The Ministry for Education, Science and Culture, The City of Reykjvík and private funding.