This Will Pass can be found by the river Varmá in Hveragerði. 12 tons of graywacke from the mountain Núpafjall has been placed on the bank of the river and sculpted by Matthías Rúnar Sigurðsson. The chair faces high south and from there everyone can enjoy the tranquillity and views of the river. The work is about our friendship with nature, what nature can tell us in sensitive moments and that we are safe to live with our emotions.
As the Völva recited a long time ago:
If your mood is heavy
then walk by the sea, and sit by the fire.
The work is dedicated to teenagers.
The honorary artist of Sequences X – Time Has Come is Elísabet Kristín Jökulsdóttir. Elísabet has the ability to weave threads between various forms of art and she uses her voice to tell it like it is but also to remind us of the magic. Elísabet’s possesses the language of the goddess and she appears to us in different images, creating and destroying in turn, she on the inside and the outside and dances on the line between. In her work, Elísabet is analytical of her own self and the nation’s and she deals with the Utopian role of art as a shifting force in society. Her strength lies in the dynamic and diverse relationship she has to her viewers and listeners, where she herself is like a public work of art, constantly stirring the ideas of the society and thus stirring time and participating in the endless recreation of the world.
Matthías Rúnar Sigurðsson (b. 1988) is a sculptor who carves his sculptures out of stone. He started stone carving in 2009 and has since made many sculptures and exhibited in places such as The Folk and Outsider Art Museum in Akureyri and The Reykjavik Art Museum. Since 2018 Matthías has been carving in the garden outside Ásmundarsalur.