Zeitgeist

2008


Installation for the exhibition ID Lab. Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafnarhus


"In their work for this exhibition, titled Zeitgeist, they recreate a photography studio, an environment where an artificial world is captured on film. In the ILC’s photography studio, the zeitgeist is personified with a third eye in the back of its head, keeping the past in sharp focus. Also appearing in this work is a being symbolizing vanity and embodying a duality characteristic of the ILC, as this humorous being on closer inspection might also be a parasitic creature that wreaks havoc all around. A six-legged being symbolizes the ILC’s three members, Eirún Sigurðardóttir, Jóní Jónsdóttir and Sigrún Hrólfsdóttir, calling to mind the discussion that needs to take place before an elaborate creation can come into being.

Ólöf K. Sigurðardóttir, curator.