Guðríður Skugga Guðlaugsdóttir will open the exhibition States of change / Shifting forms II  in Kubbur at the Department of Fine Art, Laugarnesvegur 91 on February 9th at 6pm. This is the third exhibition in the Spark Plugs series by first year students at the MA programme in Fine Art.

My works evolve around performative acts with sculptural elements; visual researches build on these criteria. Many of my works focus on the left over of an act and are often based on the idea of being present without being present; disappearing, decay or being absent.

I research the performativity of materials, the transformation, responsiveness, capacity and the general leftovers of the process. All these sculptural aspects refer to an act. They indicate absence.

States of change / Shifting forms is a working title of a series of works that deal with transformation of materials. The main material is ash of burnt images/photographs and colored paper. I will not say which images/photographs are in question. They all should have the same weight/value. The idea is primarily about the transformation. Can existence possibly gain more weight when transformation occurs, whether it´s a physical or a biological transformation?

Spark Plugs is a series of solo exhibitions by MA 1st year students in Fine Art. The shows are realized in different ways but are all a kind of spark plugs and an elaboration of ideas and processes of students to date.

Guðríður Skugga Guðlaugsdóttir completed her Diplom degree in Fine Arts at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee in 2010 and in 2011 she was a Master pupil of Prof. Berndt Wilde at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee. Currently she is studying MA of fine art at the Icelandic Academy of Arts.