Gudrita Lape (Kopavogur, Iceland): Sin, Seen, Sýn

  • 12 Nov 2022 11 am UTC
  • dur 15 min

Sin (eng, without – esp), seen (eng), sýn (vision – isl) A food performance focusing on a poetic visual and wordplay of bilberries and the artist\’s body. Bilberries are very common in Iceland and are seen as an important part of the Icelandic diet, supposedly giving you better night vision. The performance explores themes of exposure, vulnerability, and perseverance which can be attributed to the strong yet soft berry growing under the arctic conditions as well as the artist opening up to the audience.

Gudrita Lape (1990 – born in Lithuania, raised in Iceland, based between Iceland and Spain) The current reincarnation of the artist has been a fatalistic nomad since the time in her mother’s womb and it inevitably plays a major role in her way of creating. Her education includes; fine arts, sociolinguistics and multilingualism as well as digital fabrication and smart textiles. Recycled, nostalgic or tactile objects and fabrics are her intuitive comrades in the art world where she creates mobile installations and ritualistic performances. ARTIST’S WEBSITE