María Rún Þrándardóttir: Married to the Lab

María Rún Þrándardóttir: Married to the Lab




16:00 – 16:00


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7.10.2022 17:00

Helsinki Central Library Oodi

Aura, 2nd Floor

Icelandic artist María Rún Þrándardóttir, will open the solo exhibition Married to the Lab, curated by Ines Montalvao. The location of the exhibition is Aura, second floor at the Oodi public library, Helsinki, Finland.

María Rún Þrándardóttir focuses on time related art, more specifically video art and
performance, and often combines the two. Aspects of playfulness, symbolism,
vulnerability, poetry, body and feelings can always be found in her works.
She has a background in fine arts from the Iceland University of the Arts and is
currently finishing her master degree in Environmental Change in Higher Latitudes.
The exhibition is the result of her art-science interdisciplinary master thesis.
Recently the artist has been focusing on using science and environmental issues as
an inspiration.

María’s art works are curated by Ines Montalvao who defined the concept of
repetition as the theme linking María´s artworks that are presented in the exhibition.
Repetition is clear both in the creative process as well as the scientific
methodologies and visible in Maria’s performance aesthetics and underlying thinking.
It is evident in her repeated use of the subject; science and environment, and the
subtle but visible changes in both her video performances and in a laboratory
context. Other repeating elements in her work are words, movements, frames,
methods, shapes, color, sounds and more.

María’s main mediums are video and performance. She uses her body as the main
tool of expression in her poetic scenario videos. The works presented at the
exhibition are five different, but related, video performances. In all of the
performances, María places herself in a situation as a scientist on a field trip or at the
laboratory, trying to get a better understanding of atmospheric science.

The works presented will be:
Listening Again, 2021 (22:14), Dyngjusandur, Iceland
Repetition, 2021 (25:32), Finnish Meteorology Institute, Finland
Popcorn, 2022 (23:48), Dyngjusandur, Iceland
Coffee Filter, 2022 (17:38), Saariselkä, Finland
Reflection, 2022 (19:51), Finnish Meteorology Institute, Finland

Exhibition opening hours:

Friday 7th of October at 5-8 pm

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of October at 1-4 pm

The exhibition is free for everyone, welcome!

Fri 07 Oct 2022 – 09 Oct 2022 Closed today


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Töölönlahdenkatu 4,
00100 Helsinki