Borderline Human 2019

1. Borderline Human (installation detail)
Audio installation & dance/lecture performance
Ink drawings (110×70), ropes, chains, wood, and rubber

Video Trailer Berlin 2018 (1 minute)
Video Trailer Uppsala 2019 (12 minutes)

The work brings together installation, audio and performance while asking questions about the border between humans and the natural world.

Seismic Choreography 2018

Seismic Choreography
Performance for 10 voices, duration 25 mins
Galt Museum with ULeth Art Gallery and Level:2 Lichen Lab

A floor drawing and performance of movements and voice based on seismic activity in Canada and Iceland. Essentially the performance interprets the movements of the earth’s crust building on seismic data from the Department of Natural Resources Canada and the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

The Braid Choir 2017

The Braid Choir
Performance, duration variable

The Braidchoir is a series of performance where long haired people of all age and gender are braided together into a circle. While the artist braids from within the circle, she whispers words to individuals, who then call them out and the group responds. Woven in to the performance are elements outside the braided circle. Those can vary, a woman jumping up and down on a trampoline, a drummer, a woman skipping rope and a hula hop might be added, all the elements reprecent a circle in an action. And they respond to the braided circle by calling out, by repeating the words with the pref

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Gunnhildur Hauksdottir


Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir is an Icelandic artist living and working between Germany and Reykjavik, Iceland. She graduated from the Iceland University of the Arts (BFA) in 2001, Sandberg Institute (MFA) in Amsterdam, Holland in 2006 and is a member of the Dieter Roth Academy since 2000. She is involved in publications, lectures and research on artist initiatives and performance art and holds a visiting artist position at the Iceland University of the Arts. Some of her recent displays include the Uppsala Konstmuseum in Uppsala, Sweden and the Hess Gallery in Lethbridge, Canada, the Terminal Exhibition Series in Berlin and Earth Homing in Reykjavik. Gunnhildur‘s work has been shown internationally, including her participation in the 2015 Venice Biennale for a collateral event hosted by the Swiss Pavilion called Silver Lining. Her work is found in public collections of the Hess Gallery, the Goethe Institute in Copenhagen and the Living Art Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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