Mannvirki - Screening by Gústav Geir Bollason



Gustav Geir Bollason, screening film “Mannvirki” (2023)
Besides Gústav Geir Bollason’s fragile installations, shown at Nordic House during Sequences XI, there is shown his film “Mannvirki” (2023). A fusion of a documentary, experimental and fiction cinema that investigates an abandoned building on Iceland’s northern coast that has fallen subject to the natural forces of erosion and entropy.

Gústav Geir Bollason (b. 1966) is an artist and filmmaker who lives in the north of Iceland, in the small coastal village of Hjalteyri, where he manages the local art space “Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri”. Bollason’s artistic practice is primarily a response to the landscape and the life it harbours. Creating drawings, found-object sculptures, animations, videos, and films, he often combines these media in installations that give rise to fictional extensions of reality.