Silent Spring

Hertta Kiiski, Katrín Elvarsdóttir and Lilja Birgisdóttir

Saturday January 18th at 3 p.m., the group exhibition Silent Spring, curated by Daría Sól Andrews, will open in the main hall of Hafnarborg, with works by artists Lilja Birgisdóttir, Hertta Kiiski and Katrín Elvarsdóttir. A special happening featuring the choir Kliður, along with Lilja, will take place at the opening of the exhibition.

In the exhibition, Lilja, Hertta and Katrín invoke a tender, coaching warmth towards environments neglected and at the brink of loss. By focusing in on the beauty in the found, in the renewed, they hope to awaken an urgent appreciation for the delicate state our deteriorating world is in. Working in the face of climate change, these three artists employ the photographic medium and a sculptural, sensory focus to environments which call for a nurturing attention.

Lilja, Hertta, and Katrín work in collaboration and yet singularly, their thought-processes distinct yet subtly intertwined. Using elements of smell, sound, and physicality, the exhibition space is experienced in a fully sensory fashion, connecting us to our natural environment, colorful and alive. There, these three artists call attention to the implications of our wasteful practices.

We are offered a space to recharge, reconnect, and actively contemplate potentials for change within all aspects of our own waste production. Through these elements, Silent Spring inspires a refreshed joy in that which is already, in the foundness of things, in the environments we have, and the beauty therein.

The exhibition is a part of the programme of The Icelandic Photo Festival.