Tjarnargata 11, 101 Reykjavík Opening hours: Mon-Fri 08:00 - 18:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00, Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Music piece / Tónverk
is a 63-year-old construction worker. With roots in Russia and
Ukraine and after having spent most of his life in Latvia, he came to
Iceland twelve years ago. “In the evenings, I play the guitar for
myself alone at home,” was the headline of an article about him on
the homepage of Efling, Iceland’s union for basic and low-income
the recording, Aleksey recounts the story of one of his favourite
Russian love songs, “Лирическая” by Vladimir Vysotsky.
The song is about a man entering an enchanted forest to find the
woman that he loves, trying to convince her of the modest but
beautiful life that would await her with him. / Aleksey
er 64 ára gamall verkamaður. Með rætur til Rússlands og Úkraínu
og eftir að hafa búið í Lettlandi mest allt sitt líf, kom hann
til Íslands fyrir tólf árum síðan. „Ég spila á gítar einn
heima fyrir sjálfan mig á kvöldin“ var titill greinar um hann á
heimasíðu Eflingar. Í
upptökunni segir Aleksey frá einu af sínum uppáhalds ástarlögum
frá Rússlandi, “Лирическая” eftir Vladimir Vysotsky.
Lagið fjallar um mann sem fer í töfraskóg til að finna konuna
sem hann elskar, til að reyna að sannfæra hana um hógværa en
fallega lífið sem biði henar með honum.
“A dream for Aleksey is a poetic interpretation of Aleksey’s joyful thoughts and moments of life he is sharing in the sound piece. The sculpture is an ode to the love experienced when discovering a new
place, a beautiful blank page to start redefining the outlines of life.”
Claire Paugam is a French artist living in Reykjavik (b.1991), her artworks have been exhibited in
various institutions in Iceland and abroad. Claire is a board member of the Living Art Museum and
received this year the Motivational Award 2020 from the Icelandic Art Prize for her powerful contribution
to art this year.