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Earth’s Dandruff



Dandruff Space & Shroud |

Brooklyn | New York | 2005



Installation of a mountain with a

wall-paper, video, plexi-reflection, oil painting.

Oddny Eir, Uggi Aevarsson,

Gudrun Kristjansdottir

An Icelandic mountain is installed on a wall of a home-based gallery in New York. The installation space being in a size of an old Icelandic sheiling /sheep fold, the only thing missing –to get a feel of the icelandic highlands, was a view to the mountains.

The installation was an inaugural event of a series of installations in Dandruff Space & Shroud; where artists worked in close collaboration with philosopher and an archaeologists.


All the exhibitions were by women artists that have had their homes and worked both in Iceland and New York. Among them were:

Guðrún Kristjánsdóttir, Margret H. Blöndal & Roni Horn, Thordis Adalsteinsdottir, Hrafnhildur Arnardottir a.k.a. Shoplifter and Hulda Stefansdottir




Dandruff Space & Shroud invites you to an opening of an installation by Guðrún Kristjánsdóttir: Earth's Dandruff, on april 21, 2005 at 7 pm.

The artists of this series are: Guðrún Kristjánsdóttir, Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir a.k.a. Shoplifter, Hulda Stefánsdóttir, Una Dóra Copley, Katrín Sigurðardóttir, Margrét H. Blöndal and Roni Horn.

Dandruff Space is an imagined Icelandic ruin of a remote refuge, shieling or sanctuary, set in a private home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It is a place where artists step into a ruin of archaeology and a deconstruction of philosophy to examine layers of earth and time, to feed the verge of art and writing, poetry and theory.

The installations are a study of the translation of "Shroud" as burial garment, cover, veil, fog and layers of time. The work is made in cooperation of artists with the siblings Oddný Eir and Uggi Ævarsson and the publication event will be produced in cooperation with the artist and print-designer Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson.