Elín Hansdóttir


Elín Hansdóttir is an Icelandic artist based in Reykjavík & Berlin. Her site-specific installations focus on the viewer’s experience of built landscapes through the manipulation of architectural forms, auditory elements, and optical play.

Film Program Elín Hansdóttir constructs installations, videos, and sculptural situations that engage and deconstruct the act of perception. Implementing sharp angles, cast shadows, mirrors, and digital renderings, she finds techniques both contemporary and art historical to play with spatial tropes and illusions. In her video work Suspension of Disbelief, she layered scenes and chronologies filmed within the set of a single gallery. Within this confined set, Hansdóttir stages a physically ‘impossible’ choreography of her own body dancing throughout the space. By generating such disruptions of images, Hansdóttir breaks the fourth wall, not only of her stage set and performance, but also of the artwork itself.

Associated events:

@ Grótta Island Lighthouse
Elín Hansdóttir