The surrounding reality often brings us into some apocalyptic fictional scenarios, where people exist in abundance and have the luxury to avoid the uncomfortable truths of life. You expect to receive the best paradise experience of living within timeless consumer-orientated resort aesthetics and never-ending food sources. Everything is built to maintain the forever happiness and comfort notion. We fetishize this landscape and worship it as a commodity. However, the cracks in ceilings, chlorinated swimming pool water mixed with urine, imperfections of nature, hints at existing poverty start crawling out from the cave, like a monster that appears from time to time in nightmares.
A luxurious all-inclusive resort hotel is a great metaphor for our privileged society that eliminates different ecosystems with its dominance. You enter this mythical consumer’s imagination created paradise in search of an escape from your own mortal self and choose a hedonistic, godlike motif to live. Nevertheless, unwanted messages from the world of hidden truths and disasters reach you and the paradise collapses. You confront a moment Where Perfect Meets Dirt and merge into one entity. It is the tapestry of sadness and beauty that makes it a human experience.
Solo exhibition - BA students in Fine Art
From September 30th to December 2nd a series of 24 solo shows by 3rd year students in Fine Art will be taking place in Laugarnes.
Each thursday a solo exhibition will be opened at three different locations in Laugarnes: The Cube on 2nd floor, Navel in the middle of the building on first floor and Hulduland on the north side of the building on first floor. Openings are from 17:00 - 18:00 on Thursdays.