Elín Hansdóttir: AD INFINITUM: Gerðarsafn, Kópavogur, Iceland

14 January - 27 March 2022 

AD INFINITUM is a thought-provoking collaboration between visual artist Elín Hansdóttir and composer and sound artist Úlfur Hansson. Together, the Icelandic duo, who are also siblings, explore subtle phenomenological aspects of spatial orientation. Hansdóttir and Hansson invite the viewer to dwell in a liminal space that evades concrete meaning but foregrounds the embodied awareness of being present in an environment.

 

Elín Hansdóttir’s immersive installations leverage sculpture, photography, and exhibition spaces to explore uncertainty, disorientation, sensorial limitation, and visual illusion. Her aesthetic centers not on prompting discomfort, but rather on triggering modes of perception that draw out the palpable, yet somehow ineffable, experience of presentness in space.

 

Úlfur Hansson’s multi-channel looping composition (comprising this installation’s sonic arm) similarly functions less as a soundscape and more like an active force that orients the viewer’s awareness to the act of traversing the exhibition space.