July 28, 2010

Elín Hansdóttir

(1980, Reykjavík, Ijsland)

‘The space is lit up with white light, which consists of red, green and blue light in equal parts. The idea of the project is to introduce an element of surprise, to alter people’s expectations of this apparently ordinary space by way of the multi-coloured shadows that appear when you move through it. I’m interested in the act of paying attention, in the moment when the mind takes possession, as William James defined it in The Principles of Psychology (1890), of “several simultaneously possible trains of thought”. There is a connection between action and perception – perception is a creative receptivity.’

Elín Hansdóttir, June 2007

initiative or art and architectural collaborations,
Berlin, in collaboration with choreographer Margrét Bjarnadóttir.

Website van Elín Hansdóttir

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