At the seminar, Ólöf Bóadóttir and Hildur Hákonardóttir will have a conversation with each other, Ræktin and guests about intuition within their art practice.
The seminar is related to Ræktin’s zine about intuition, Auricle. Auricle is a collection of texts, interviews and artworks about intuition in contemporary art. During Sequences X, Auricle can be found all over the city and near exhibitions.
Ráðrúm, an installation by the collective, is to be found in Flæði where workshops and a seminar on the subject will take place. Together, Auricle, Ráðrúm and the events form a set of approaches towards a dialogue on intuition where the viewer is welcome to join in.
Agnes Ársælsdóttir (b. 1996) works with radical affection in her works, exploring man’s relationship with its environment and other species. She graduated BA from Iceland University of the Arts in 2018 and later that year she started her internship with Gérald Kurdian in Paris. This summer, Agnes worked on radio sketches Samlíf (Cohabitation) for Channel 1 with Sylvía Dröfn Jónsdóttir. The project was sponsored by the Icelandic Design Fund.
Bára Bjarnadóttir (f. 1991) lives and works in Reykjavík. Her work process is gnarled and personal, her private life, experimentation, studies and popular culture take turns leading the way. Studies on the communication of trees are linked to communication with a mother who recently bought a plot for a summer house, mother daughter conversation calls for a 2000s style stereo, the teenage years call for special stickers to decorate the stereo, etc. The whole process finally boils down to works like a sticker installation or oyster mushroom pet.
Ræktin (est. 2020) is an amalgamation of artists who seek to create a dialogue about things that arouse their curiosity in contemporary art. Ræktin takes its time to attend to each subject it applies itself to every time, in the hope of raising new viewpoints when working at a comfortable speed. Ræktin communicates that which it has learned through its voice and fingers. The group consists of Agnes Ársæls, Bára Bjarnadóttir, Svanhildur Halla Haraldsdóttir and Vala Sigþrúðar Jónsdóttir.
Svanhildur Halla Haraldsdóttir (b. 1992) lives and works in Reykjavík. Her art is mostly based on stories and in her work she attempts to weave them into the space, interweave memories and play with perceptual experiences. Her installations and participation pieces open different portals where the line between imagination and reality fades. The works become an intervention of sorts, of the experience of the space, how we travel around the space and where we stop, but audience participation also becomes the key to the development and formation of the work.
Vala Sigþrúðar Jónsdóttir (b. 1993) lives and works in Reykjavík. In her art, she wonders what we count as natural and if manmade technology can in any way show what we call nature through images and text. Vala also seeks to explore the connection and the boundaries between crafts, technology and organic things, because she believes such speculations will open up a chance to create a better relationship between man and nature.