Tears, sweat, rain and sewage. Water enters and leaves our body in a flow. This flow is eternal and lasts longer than any of the bodies it passes through. Water surrounds us, it is in our swimming pools and public fountains; it is running inside the walls of our houses and it is the blood of the reproductive system. Water fluxes are intriguing to me in terms of transition and agency. Coming from an overpopulated place I have observed how access to drinking water rules not only amenities but also basic needs and social relations. My work emphasizes the contradictory character of water: it is both a mundane and vital part of our everyday life, while at the same time it has the power to wash away any sign that we were ever here. Water gives shape, takes shape, and takes it away.
Poetry and humor are powerful tools in my practice. I am attracted to kinetic and time-based aspects of materials that move, morph or evolve. As an artist I use domestic objects to talk about labor and translation. I employ humidity in the place of emotion in relation to occupation and migration. I have made a white t-shirt cry autonomously and continuously, and at Kjarvalsstaðir I am playing with the idea of an exhausted sofa that is getting wet, as if it is sweating endlessly after a long shift. From one perspective the sofa could be an allegory of a worker resting but my focus is on the object. The sofa has an inbuilt function that offers up a space of rest but this function is cancelled out by the water and its wetness. Water changes the state of the sofa. In a way the water disables the sofa.