Development – Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir

Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir

Saturday 17th of January Development opens in Hafnarborg.

Artist Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir creates a platform, where all steps of film making are made visible in a live movie studio where a constantly changing movie is shot in a specially prepared movie set.

Development is a completely independent world, an installation where  creation, mediation, processing and reception all take place at the same space. The piece is all in all an installation, sculpture and a performance piece. Hekla will involve other artist and have them participate in the process by shooting small segments that will then be added to the rolling film and influence the development of the piece. Thus the installation will keep changing over the coarse of the exhibition.

Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, (b. 1969), graduated from The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts in 1994 and spent two years as a guest student in Germany. She received a BFA 1997 and a MFA 1999 from California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. In 1998 she received a Fellowship to attend Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, in Maine, US. Since 1999 Hekla has exhibited her works actively both nationally and internationally. Hekla is one of the founders of “Kling & Bang gallery” and has taken on the role of a curator for several exhibitions. Hekla has been a professor at the Iceland Art Academy of the Arts since 2012.