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Weather Tune

 

Exhibition

China Expo, Shanghai, China | 2010

Upbeat, 751 Beijing, China | 2011

 

Installation

Audiovisual installation of snow-forms, rhyme chanting, oil on canvas, reflection.

 

Text
Oddny Eir

In the Icelandic tradition of chanting rhymes, each individual had his own rhyme-melody or tune which he can apply to various verses or longer poems. Walking among the mountains in the snow, in the wind, in the fog, in the rain, humming one’s tune, the circular rhythm of the tune rhymes with the alternating weather.

 

Gudrún Kristjánsdóttir gives prominence to the cyclical movement of nature. In her research on what she calls weather writing she focuses on the impermanent patterns and forms that appear on the hillsides in time of thaw or as the seasons change: Letters and words appear and disappear. To be read and accorded to one’s tune.