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Undone - Elaine Grainger and Moa Gustafsson Söndergaard
Time & Location
18. mar. 2022, 14:00
SÍM Hlöðuloftið, Thorsvegur 1, Reykjavík, Iceland
During a period of five days the artists Elaine Grainger and Moa Gustafsson Söndergaard worked with the gallery space at Korpúlfsstaðir in Reykjavik. The space which is an old working barn, became the starting point of the work undone.
For each day to begin with a sculptural intervention of the architectural features. For each day to choose a different path to follow.
A project whose core is situated around temporality and how to collectively map and understand it within a space. The artists worked organically alongside each other. Starting off with rearranging and observing the change of work from previous days. Keeping a sense of playfulness yet a sincere approach to the installation, crucially being sensitive to the space not imposing themselves on it. Creating works that correspond with both the space and the artist's own sculptural voice. Using materials that are familiar to the surrounding area, also including selected materials, brought in to interact with the set environment.
The outcome is a temporary installation where gentle gestures suggest that someone has been there mapping and reflecting upon its existence. This collaboration has been initiated during the beginning of an international residency at SIM Reykjavik, Iceland, March 2022. An immediate connection was made between the artists Elaine Grainger (IE) and Moa Gustafsson Söndergaard (SE) on a personal level and also through informal discussions relating to commonalities in their practices. The artists proposed a collaborative site-specific intervention in the space linked to the residency site.
Elaine Grainger (b.1972) is a Visual artist who lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.
Grainger returned to full time education & completed an MFA in 2018. Shortlisted for the RDS Visual Arts Awards 2018, winner of the RDS Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris Residency Award 2018 & selected for the Royal Hibernian Academy Peer Residency Award 2019. Highly Commended Award, Highlane Gallery, 2020. Recent exhibitions include: Visible Island, site – specific performance, Dublin, 2021. Limits of my language Kilkenny Arts Office, 2021. The possibilities of place, CCI, Paris and Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, 2019. not yet, no, PADA Studios, Lisbon, Portugal, 2020. The gap between noise, Complex, 2019.
Moa Gustafsson Söndergaard (b.1991) is a Visual artist who works and lives in Malmö, Sweden. Söndergaard received her MFA in 2019 at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts in Sweden. She received a one year working grant from the Swedish Art Council in 2021. Recent exhibitions include Casinot xxh, 2022 (SE) Macken Malmö, 2021 (SE), Prenzlauer Studio, 2021 (DE) Studio K,2020 (NO) Alta Art Space, 2020 (SE) NEJD 2020 (SE) and Bildmuseet, 2019 (SE)
SIM Residency at Korpúlfsstaðir, Thorsvegur 1, 112 Reykjavik, Iceland.
www.sim-residency.info insta: @simresidency
www.elainegraingerart.com insta: @elainegart
www.moagustafssonsondergaard.se insta: @boamoa