"HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?" - IUA MA Design, Explorations and Translations Graduation Exhibition
IUA MA Design, Explorations and Translations Graduation Exhibition will take place in Ásmundarsalur from the 8th to the 16th of August. The exhibitions is a journey guided by an upside down compass. It offers directions to a place not exactly known, a place of impermanence that if reached could very well disappear.
Due to Covid-19 and increased restrictions only 20 guests can view the exhibition simultaneously, which is why the exhibition will in most parts be streamed online. The exhibition and streaming starts at 6 PM next Saturday the 8th of August. Click here to watch the stream.
"HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?" is a journey guided by an upside down compass. It offers directions to a place not exactly known, a place of impermanence that if reached could very well disappear. It is presented as a possible sketch of the future, a collective image built from our individual inputs. Simultaneously a portal, an amphibious vehicle without body or form.
The show proposes works not being exhibited — but rather exposed. This act of exposure unfolds not only through traditional means of looking but as inverted relations between the work and its viewer, in which agency belongs to both. The exposition embodies this through time, as visitors navigate an altered reality and become parts of the scenography.
During this last semester, the topology of communication was reoriented because of the Covid-19 crisis. The physical restrictions that followed resulted in the closing of the university, forcing us to move all communication to the digital. As we existed in a loop of domiciled isolation, former means of interaction were re-established through the platform of Microsoft Teams. Accepting this challenge, we explored and experimented with the platform, attempting to examine the tensions between the digital and physical in a time of crisis
Graduating students are Argitxu Etchebarne, Christopher Dake-Outhet, Harpa Hrund Pálsdóttir, Lu Li, Malgorzata Kowasz and Sveinn Steinar Benediktsson.
Graduation project teachers are Helga Lára Halldórsdóttir, Hallgerður G Hallgrímsdóttir, Kolbrún Þóra Löve og Marteinn Sindri Jónsson. MA Design, Explorations and Translations program director is Garðar Eyjólfsson and the curator of the exhibition is Kolbrún Þóra Löve