Laugavegur 107, 101 Reykjavík
The art piece is located in the window next to the entrance that faces the bus stops
Music piece / Tónverk
is a Strætó bus driver in Reykjavík.
looking for a change to his stressful job as an event and film
production manager in Poland, Tomasz moved to Iceland embarking on a
new career as a bus driver, which he enjoys a lot.
voice you hear at the end of the song is an introduction to the
following sound piece ‘Dušan’, which is exhibited at
er strætóbílstjóri í Reykjavík.
hann ákvað að breyta til í lífi sínu eftir mörg streiturík ár
sem viðburðastjóri og kvikmyndaframleiðandi í Póllandi, flutti
hann til Íslands og byrjaði nýtt starf sem strætóbílstjóri,
sem hann nýtur mikils.
sem heyrist í lok lagsins leiðir yfir í næsta lag ‘Dušan’,
sem er sýnt í Nýlistasafninu.
Art piece / listaverk
Being between being | Do you hear me?
“Do you hear me” are words echoing in the sound piece Tomasz followed by a waiting time. The words are filled with the mood of the human condition, with the voice every immigrant has in his heart, whether an immigrant into a new place or into the human existence itself. Do you hear me calls for an answer from someone, the interest of another being. To be interested.
INTERESSE is a key word here. Interesse goes back to the Latin words: ‘inter’ (between) and ‘esse’ (to be). You are a “being” and I am a “being”. So “interesse” means; what there is between the two of us. If one of us leaves, it is gone. It is only there if the two of us do something with it together. That is most important of all.
The opposite of Interesse is: indifference. Indifference, as the 18th century Prussian philosopher Immanuel Kant said, is: “the mother of chaos and night / Indifferentismus, Mutter des Chaos und der Nacht.”
The red thread is a symbol. A symbol of the tapestry connecting us all, interweaving the human experience in a constantly recurring motif of the longing to be met by the interest of another.
Sigrún Halldóra Gunnarsdóttir/ÚaVon (b. 1976) graduated with a BA degree from the Fine Arts deparment at the Icelandic University of Arts in 2014. Previous projects in the most recent include the exhibitions Lot´s of tiny people in Gerðarsafn, Art museum of Kopavogur 2019 - 2020 and Whitewash | Basel & Reykjavik 2017. Her drawings, performances, sculptures and video installations reflect her interest in perception as a route to self-knowledge. The attempt to visualise the experience of perception. To explore motifs and images that appear in the subconscious, to dwell within the space of cosmic history that is intertwined with personal history, and then to create movement in the material world by embodying the process in form, shape, expression, even echoes.
Sigrún Halldóra Gunnarsdóttir/ÚaVon (f. 1976) útskrifaðist með BA gráðu frá myndlistardeild Listaháskóla Íslands árið 2014. Meðal verkefna síðastliðinna ára eru sýningin Fullt af litlu fólki í Gerðarsafni Kópavogi 2019-2020 og Whitewash | Basel & Reykjavik 2017. Teikningar hennar, gjörningar, skúlptúrar og videoinnsetningar endurspegla áhuga hennar á skynjun sem leið til sjálfsþekkingar. Tilraun til að myndgera reynslu skynjunnar. Að kanna motív og ímyndir sem birtast í undirvitundinni, að hvíla innan rýmis kosmískrar sögu sem er samofin persónulegu sögunni, og síðan skapa hreyfingu í efnisheiminum, með því að holdga ferlið í form, lögun, tjáningu, jafnvel bergmál.