Ólöf Helga Helgadóttir The Line



The title of the exhibition resembles  the Italian animated series La Linea created by the cartoonist Osvaldo Cavandoli. The series features Mr. Linea walking on an infinite line of which he is a part of. Mr. Linea encounters annoying obstacles that prevent him from walking. More often than not he gets angry with his creator which would then appear holding a pencil while drawing a solution with various degrees of success. At the end of every episode the infinite line abrupt and Mr. Linea is gone.

At Harbinger drawing is in the form of mixed media installation where specific cleansing process takes place. The man that resembles many things appears here one more time but every now and then he has been appearing in the artist work since 2015.