Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir is concerned with the lives of everyday objects—their inherent properties, material affiliations, and relationships to human time. In installations, Birgisdóttir juxtaposes display mechanisms and hanging apparatuses with found, often mass-produced items, such as car freshener tags, labels, notebooks, stickers, or single sheets of paper. These sculptural compositions give urgency and meaning to the quotidian and expose the latent aesthetic potential of each element. Because her items are typically overlooked and ephemeral, they propose a critique of the concept of value. Here, this is an arbitrary metric, determined in part by the context of the work.