Íslenskir Fuglar

Snaebjornsdottir, Bryndis and Wilson, Mark (2011) Íslenskir Fuglar. [Show/Exhibition] In: The Range, 26th of August to 23rd of October 2011, Hafnarborg, The Hafnarfjordur Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Iceland.. Full text not available from this repository.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Authors: Snaebjornsdottir, Bryndis and Wilson, Mark
Abstract:

Icelandic Birds invite reflection on the oscillating boundaries of classification systems, about inclusion and uninvited guests, on human-animal relationships. The piece poses critical questions about man’s reluctance to change, why the new always seems to pose a threat while, at the same time, he desires the exotic. The piece has strong references to nationalism and addresses difficult questions on the development of society, about the myth of pure nations. Snæbjörnsdóttir and Wilson juxtapose stuffed birds from Icelandic nature against a posteter of exotic tropical birds, which in recent years have been imported into Icelandic homes as pets. The work flirts with oscillating definitions of past, present and future, the local against the global, nature against culture, the accepted against the taboo.

Official URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/28398
Date: 2011
Event Location: Hafnarborg, The Hafnarfjordur Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Iceland.
Subject Headings: 000 COMPUTER SCIENCE, INFORMATION & GENERAL WORKS > 000 COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION > 001 Knowledge
500 NATURAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS > 570 LIFE SCIENCES (BIOLOGY, BIOCHEMISTRY, ECOLOGY) > 570 Life sciences
700 ARTS & RECREATION (INCL. SPORT) > 700 ARTS & RECREATION (collections, philosophy & education)
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of the Arts
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Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2012 13:31
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:09
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1265

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