Take me somewhere, 2016

Take me somewhere: Practices between people and places.
Collaborative Installation, 2016 with Gunndís Ýr Finnbogadóttir´Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir Allyson Macdonald and Ingimar Ólafsson Waage
At the exhibition Relate North 2016 in the Shetland Islands.

The installation aimed to enhance understanding of a place through a participatory art-based approach. In 2016, we made connection with Shetlanders through letters. Icelanders have a strong tie with the Shetland Islands. We are not only connected by the sea but also with joint cultural inheritance.

The group members reflected on the letters with an installation in the Shetland islands called Take me somewhere. The artistic reflections show connections based on our mutual isolation and low population;. We discovered we have many similarities in spite of the distances. By getting to know people in the Shetlands, we had the opportunity to get to know ourselves better. The project was a part of the 2016 Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design (ASAD) exhibition and conference that took place at Shetland College (part of the University of the Highland and Islands), in Scotland, in November 2016.

The work consisted of a cross-media participatory installation that was produced in collaboration with invited guests. The installation was composed of diverse artefacts; letters, physiographical records, works on paper, photo-images, archival documents, knitting, maps and oral history. The project represented a collaborative approach, based on an invitation to selected local people to share some experiences with the researchers.

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