Svanhildur Halla Haraldsdรณttir Portfolio II 2016
Found objects - Woven map. 137x185 cm.
BLUE PLANET / BLÁI HNÖTTURINN 2016
INSTALLATION Mixed media - Thread, iron pipe and trash found on a beach.
FINDING CONTROL IN UNCONTROLABLE SITUATIONS â€‹2016 INSTALLATION Cottonthread, mixed leftover thread and yarn spunn together.
Spinning out of control is a phrase often used to describe the world today. No control. Spinning out of hands. Yet textiles often have comforting properties and the slow methods of producing thread can be used to find balance. Becoming one with the work. It is a tradition to knit a piece of clothing or a blanked to welcome a new born baby into the family. I took leftover yarn my mother had used to knit. Combing them apart to spin new threads gave me time to contemplate and explore the material I had in my hands. Why so much pink?
CONVERSATION / SAMSKIPTI 2016
VIDEO 02:12 min
The thread became a platform to explore human relationships and social structures. Bonds of friendship and blood ties. Meeting over a cup of coffee. Repeating situations. Plaster casts of coffee cups, that were passed down as family heirloom, became a shadow of history and tradition.
THE HOSTESS / GESTGJAFINN 2016
INSTALLATION Mixed media. Wax sculptures on inherited plates, cutlery and tablecloth. Candle, candle holder , table, chairs and glasses fom Ikea.
How to be a good hostess? Is it hot in here? How is food is displayed visually? Is food fashion? Are food objects? Can objects look appetizing?
CONFIRMATION - FRESHMAN DANCE - GALA DANCE FERMING - BUSABALL - ÁRSHÁTÍÐ 2016
INSTALLATION Chalkboard, chalk, cottonthread, teared down dresses.
Confronting relationships, distorted memories and emotional conntection with clothes by tearing down dresses connected to passed events and spinning them into threads.
Searching for blue / Flรณra รslands 2016
INSTALLATION Mixed media - Thread, water, glass, mirror, hot plate, pot, woodenframe, flowers(Campanula rotundifolia/ Geranium sylvaticum), blueberries(bog bilberry) flower pressed on paper, cottonsheed, sheepwool, synthetic fabric.
FLĂ“RA Ă?SLANDS Blue is the favorite color. Color is not a natural but a social phenomenon and a cultural construct. Blue is the favorite color. In the Icelandic sagas, heroes wore blue, painters favor blue and poets write about the blue flower. Blue is the favorite color. The knowledge of how the color blue can be extracted from Icelandic flora is lost. Blue is the favor-it color To favor and to maintain. To reserve and inherit. To stay in the memory of the passed but look to the future or get lost in between, into the blue.
Labour / Flรณra รslands 2016 Mixed media - Thread, wood found near the ocean, bedsheeds dyed with flowers (Campanula rotundifolia/ Geranium sylvaticum/ Wild Thyme/ Lupinus nootkatensis)
Harvesting colors / FlĂłra Ă?slands 2016
Cottonthread, clothespins and flowerprint on paper. (Campanula rotundifolia/ Geranium sylvaticum/ Wild Thyme/ Lupinus nootkatensis)
HERITAGE / ARFUR 2016
INSTALLATION / INNSETNING Spun sheepwool, knitted and woven. Thread, wood and bones.
SKJĂ“L / SAFE PLACE Can objects connected to personal memories, alter a space and make it safe?
SOUND INSTALLATION Speakers, gunnysacks, threads. Family members that have worked in Reykjavík forestry society, sing songs from a forestry-song-booklet or read about harvesting seeds, planting and maintanence of trees.
FRJÓ JÖRÐ / FERTILE EARTH 2016
INSTALATION Monitors, video and sound, slide photographs taken by my grandfather, ladder, gunnysacks, threads, acrylic sheet, bucket, water, hose, lamp, flashlight, speakers.