MARA will open a solo exhibition in KUBBURINN at the Department of Fine Art, Laugarnesvegur 91 on November 30th at 5pm. The exhibition is a part of a series of solo shows by 3rd year BA students in Fine Art.

ATT: In light of the current situation the exhibition will only be available through a live stream online at 17:15 HERE.


Monster, enemy, MARA my mother inherited. The innocence of a child with neither choice nor power. Over the symbiosis of her body and mind, a shadowy being reigned. And with years and age in her soul burned a fire that no end could find. Trauma, exhaustion and fatigue, MARA little by little suffocated the flame. Finally, she took my mother with her and to Valhalla she beautifully flew away.

Mara then opened her vulture and instantly swallowed me instead. Now as the heir of MARA I received the torch.

With physical and mental exhaustion, it is hard to maintain one’s health because on the foundations constantly weakens many scars and open wounds, the suffering soul breaking, the battle war of illness I have become the prey.

But when she let go the mother and the grabbed hold of the daughter, MARA did not know who she was up against.

Against rye or cheese, sun or air. With my shield I defend, but many they have become the Pyrrhic victories. My fists clenched MARA endlessly chopping her sword. In the end there is nothing left and with that I am the last in line.

In the exhibition MARA, one dives into the psyche of the self in search of acceptance with one's self-image and body. The works that will be exhibit refer to a Celtic pagan trinity that has various meanings such as past, present, future. Creation, preservation and destruction. Thought, well-being and feeling, another world, a mortal world and a heavenly world. Body, mind, spirit and to some extent I am working with all these aspects of a disease that has plagued me all my life but is recently diagnosed.

I have been looking for reconciliation with the self and how the self appears to me and others in separate and broken images. On the canvas are three women with mind, body and soul. What was, what is, what could have happened. What do I see in the mirror looking back or how do I experience the physical or mental aspects of myself as a reality or a disease?

How to reconcile with the self when those things that have broken apart and the body are no longer one whole but body, soul and mind. The leg is no longer connected to the body and the mind is not connected to the body. The body is decapitated from reality. Hysterical and hypersensitivity.

How do you see me, how do I see myself?

From October 1st to November 26th a series of 26 solo shows by 3rd year students in Fine Art will be taking place in Laugarnes.

Each week 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.

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