Love Letter to Litla Kongó is a body of work celebrating the intersection between Icelandic and African Diasporic cultures. Despite Iceland's reputation as a homogeneous nation, the fact is that Iceland has a history of Icelanders with African heritage traced to the slave Hans Jónatan, who fled from Denmark in 1802.
Hans’ story was never documented during his lifetime, and his legacy reduced to folklore. Djúpivogur, his village, was later mockingly referred to as "Little Congo".
Presented is a collection of objects from contemporary Nordic societies, imagined through the diasporic lens. A re-evaluation of Nordic history and heritage, while celebrating the diverse communities in Iceland.