Inner Landscaping, 2018
part of Switch,
Gallery KIT, Trondheim, Norway
3-channel video (loop,1:33s), sound,
soil, chia seeds

The work explores issues of cultural negotiation, bridging the gap between the intimate and the spectacle, between inner and outer worlds. An exploration of misunderstandings when encountering local commodities. A series of video works about our relationship with objects, in this case a rare bird’s egg from the local supermarket, dried fish as cultural currency when read in Halldór Laxness’ ‘Iceland’s Bell,’ and a typical Icelandic jumper, which in reality had appeared in Moscow in the seventies, formerly belonging to the artist’s estranged father.

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photos: Nanna Klith Hougaard

©2019 Anton Benois