Kolbrún Þóra Löve: Nebulous Heaps
Nebulous Heaps is a web installation which is also a publishing work. It is the results of a conversation with philosopher Timothy Morton, focusing on the inaccessibility of things, man’s limited perception and his connection to his environment. We are surrounded by animate and inanimate objects which cause us to realise that we are more than what we are. How is the lizard’s tongue connected to the human brain’s nerve impulse? Can an organic mound ever become a man? Does nature have to exist?
The work is accessible here: www.nebulousheaps.com
Kolbrún Þóra Löve (b. 1989) works across media on the line between art and design, most often discussing the unsteady boundaries of humanity, things and the environment. She graduated with a BFA from Parsons School of Design in 2012 and and MA from Sandberg Instituut in 2017.
This autumn, Reykjavík Art Museum for the second time holds a group exhibition of new art in public spaces. The works of eight artists appear in a diverse and novel fashion around the city and in the communal spaces modern technology has to offer. This includes performances, interventions and various happenings which echo the communal space, the public domain, streets, squares and buildings which we share. Mostly, these works are created in intangible media; the Autumn Bulbs take root around the city and appear in unexpected circumstances. The subject matters of the eight participating artists vary but they all have in common that they illuminate or ask questions about the daily life of locals and visitors in the city. They revolve around the line between private and public space, ownership and freedom as well as getting people to stop, look around and gain a new perception of their environment. Inevitably, the works incorporate the societal changes which have taken place this year, regarding daily interaction and habits in epidemic times. Some of the works will only be performed once but others have a longer or more frequent existence. The programme can be found in an accompanying catalogue, on the museum’s social media and its activity calendar.