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Moss and Me
Moss and me is a one-on-one relationship counseling session between humans and the plant world. It is also a love story. It is co-created by a human and moss. If you feel that you want to work on and deepen your relationship with nature you might want to book an appointment. There are very limited slots to this work. It is situated in the human author’s home, in Seltjarnarnes. Sessions need to be booked at least four days beforehand with information about a phone number that can be reached and an email address.
Participants: Moss and me
Thanks: Steingrímur Óli, Sigríður Eir, Alexander Roberts, Satu Herala, Rebekka A. Ingimundardóttir, All my classmates, Valgerður Bjarnadóttir, Karólína Stefánsdóttir, All the humans who donated messages from their house-plants, all the plants that donated messages to their humans, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Valhúsahæð, Haraldur og Ingibjörg, blóðberg.
Bio: Vala Höskuldsdóttir is an Icelandic performance-related artist, educated both from the Iceland Academy of the arts and the Contemporary Performance course in the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. Born and raised in the town of Akureyri, in the north part of Iceland, in a house by the sea. A proximity with nature, along with her feminist, neopaganistic and therapist mother, influenced her interests and views in life at an early age. Her focus has been on understanding the human individual in relation to society, nature, culture, history, sex, sexuality and more. She has created and directed various community-based performances, with various groups, in collaboration with festivals, theatres and independently. She is the other half of A Band Called Eva, a queer, feminist and slow performance duo and band, who have been performing in the theatre and music scene in Iceland since 2013. Vala is currently on the artistic board of LOKAL theater festival.