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NIGHT IN GRUNDARFJORDUR by Randi Mossing
Excerpt from the one-act play Night in Grundarfjordur
Exhibition and excerpt from residency
GALLERY 105 ARTAK in SKIPHOLT 9 Reykjavik
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Opening and vernissage Thursdag February 2nd.
Friday 2-5 pm
Saturday 2-5 pm
What if the ocean is the world’s largest instrument?
Research and field-work
NIGHT IN GRUNDARFJORDUR
What if the ocean is the world’s biggest instrument? The Icelandic author, Jon Kalman Stefansson, asks this question in «Summerlight, then comes the night». This question has been the base of my research the whole of 2022, and is prolongued in Grundarfjordur. What would I hear in my window at night? What is the reflection? What is the sound of snow on my window?
In the library of Grundarfjordur, with the great help from Sunna Njålsdottir, I have read and studied the work Sea-women of Iceland, by Margret Willson. What is life for women in Iceland? How is my own familiy history connected to the hardship of everyday life in Iceland?
Life in the ocean
In the depths of the ocean swims the Greenland shark. It has deeply fascinated me how this animal lives, and its lifespan of 500 years. What would the shark say to us if it could talk?
Folk-music and language
Would it be possible for me to learn an Icelandic Lullaby when in Iceland? Learning the words, the diphtongs and the accent? In my act in Reykjavik, I will perform bits from the Icelandic folk-tune Kveldsvise.
All these perspectives are reflections from a window from the nights in Grundarfjordur:
NIGHTS IN GRUNDARFJORDUR.
One-act play for physical theatre
When I return to Norway, NIGHT IN GRUNDARFJORDUR, will be impelmented into a larger body of work. That is the voice of the PILGRIM.
Thank you for reading and listening. Welcome to Gallery 105 Artak in Reykjavik.