We welcome you to the IUA MA Design, Explorations and Translations Graduation Exhibition in Ásmundarsalur 08.08. - 16.08.2020. Due to Covid-19 and increased restrictions only 20 guests can view the exhibition simultaneously, which is why the exhibition will in most parts be streamed online. The exhibition and streaming starts at 6 PM next Saturday the 8th of August. To watch the stream go to madesign.lhi.is.

HOW LONG WILL IT LAST? is a journey guided by an upside-down compass. It offers directions to a place not exactly known, a place of impermanence that if reached could very well disappear. It is presented as a possible sketch of the future, a collective image built from our individual inputs. Simultaneously a portal, an amphibious vehicle without body or form.

The show proposes works not being exhibited — but rather exposed. This act of exposure unfolds not only through traditional means of looking but as inverted relations between the work and its viewer, in which agency belongs to both. The exposition embodies this through time, as visitors navigate an altered reality and become parts of the scenography.

During this last semester, the topology of communication was reoriented because of the Covid-19 crisis. The physical restrictions that followed resulted in the closing of the university, forcing us to move all communication to the digital. As we existed in a loop of domiciled isolation, former means of interaction were re-established through the platform of Microsoft Teams. Accepting this challenge, we explored and experimented with the platform, attempting to examine the tensions between the digital and physical in a time of crisis.

Graduating students are:
Argitxu Etchebarne , Christopher Dake-Outhet, Harpa Hrund Pálsdóttir, Lu Li, Malgorzata Kowasz, Sveinn Steinar Benediktsson

Graduation project teachers:
Helga Lára Halldórsdóttir, Hallgerður G Hallgrímsdóttir, Kolbrún Þóra Löve, Marteinn Sindri Jónsson

MA Design, Explorations and Translations program director:
Garðar Eyjólfsson

Curator:
Kolbrún Þóra Löve