A Wind and Weather Window Gallery Exhibition Reykjavik Arts Festival
Journey to Home
“Journey to Home” is a walking tour exhibition located in downtown Reykjavik initiated by the Wind and Weather Window Gallery. The exhibition will take place as a part of the Reykjavik Art Festival opening on June 3 and ending on June 22, 2018. The exhibition is about a spiritual journey to ‘home’ within the context of the festival’s theme ’home’. The journey is something real and self-reflective; it can be plotted and mapped. How can or should you arrive to this place called ‘home’? The exhibition project is located in commercial and residential windows including inside an extracted window of Wind and Weather Window Gallery that
Dragsúgur (the Icelandic name for the wind that comes in from a window) is an embodiment of the gallery.
He has been transformed through his longing to experience walking in human form into a mobile gallery. The window is actually taking its journey home, meaning, home doesn’t always have to be in the place of your origins. In his travels, Dragsúgur, will hold a space for artists to perform and place installations. In this way, he comes to understand even more the embodied experience of human consciousness. Throughout the exhibition, Dragsúgur will be parked in front of public squares and meeting places. Can a nomadic window traveling home find home wherever it rests?
What is more, the window exists as an embodiment of the viewer’s aesthetic, sensual and emotional experience.
We are very pleased and excited to participate in Reykjavik Arts Festival beginning June 3. Curator Annabelle von Girsewald and artist/curator Kathy Clark will be organising this event with 15 different artist window exhibitions and live performances.
The following artists are participating: Arnar Ottarsdóttir, Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Auður Ómarsdóttir, Anna Hallin and Olga Bergmann, Claudia Hausfeld, David Sehla, Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ivar Gloí, Eygló Harðardóttir, Helgi Þórgils Frijónsson, Helka Dögg Jónsdóttir, Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir, Rebecca Erin Moran, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson and Agata Mickiewicz, Theresa Himmer, Arnar Ásgeirsson, Emilija Skarnultyé, Kathy Clark and Erin Honeycutt.