Landscape for the Chosen Ones – Performance by Sól Hansdóttir

Thursday December 28th at 3 p.m., a few days before the new year, Sól Hansdóttir, fashion designer and one of the participants in Hafnarborg’s autumn exhibition Landscape for the Chosen Ones, will present a performance at the museum in connection with her work in the exhibition, titled Series of Studies on the Nature of Being: The Egg.

The performance deals with the traditional idea of The Chicken and the Egg, a representation of an ancient folk paradox addressing the problem of origin, first cause and the infinite sequence. This includes the exploration of the delimitation of realities and is centred around three different realities. The dominant one is challenged throughout the performance by a small disruptive reality seemingly competing for dominance.

These realities have connections to an urgent conversation on anthropocentrism, questioning whose reality is the dominant one. That is to realise that humans are part of a complex and fluid interdependent system, as the performance can be seen as an invitation to reconfigure our existence, redirect our attention and reconnect to others – humans, non-humans, technology and ecosystems.

Sól Hansdóttir (b. 1994) graduated with an MA in fashion design from Central Saint Martins, London, in 2021. In her work, she often reuses material from her surroundings, creating spiralling garments crafted with utmost simplicity and intuition. Her graduate collection, Three Theories of Evil, was awarded the L’Oréal Professionel Creative Award. Her collections have been exhibited at London Fashion Week and in Gerðarsafn, Kópavogur.

Free entry – everyone welcome.