POLYPHONY - Solo exhibition in Officinet in Bredgade 66, Copenhagen 25th May-2nd June 2019.
Frames designed by Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir and built by Deurell Møbelsnedker in Søborg, Denmark. Wooden sticks prepared by Catherine Johnston of Object Company, Glasgow.
Materials: Painted cotton, painted threads (cotton, polyester and nylon), wood, metal rods, wooden sticks.
Text from exhibition:
Polyhony is an installation by the Icelandic, Glasgow-based artist Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir.
Polyphony refers in music to different melodies circling around each other within the same composition. In a similar way Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir’s practice encompasses many different strands, which share a tendency to let the material guide the process. The work in this installation sits on the borderline of being many different mediums, textile, painting, sculpture, and highlights the chaos and chance that creates ‘a whole’, be it an art-piece, or a sense of personal or artistic identity. This ‘whole’ is a cocktail where the proportions are constantly changing and developing.
This exhibition is an investigation into how the multiplicity of her practice and her own background can contribute to a conversation about how nothing is ever just one thing, one field of practice, one perspective or view…but an accumulation of elements and experiences which has to re-assessed as we go.
Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir was born in Iceland, lived parts of her childhood in Denmark and has since 1998 lived and worked in Glasgow, Scotland, where she studied at Glasgow School of Art. Her background is in Fine Art but has also worked extensively with other crafts in her practice and with graphic design commissions for record covers and music posters. Her artistic practice has for the last 13 years been complemented by working as a DJ in various pubs and clubs across Glasgow.