The project is a collaboration between visual artist Anna Fríða
Jónsdóttir, Abraham Brody musician/multimedia artist and Ásta
María Kjartansdóttir cellist. Through their expressive audio visual
work they will interpret the quest for silence which can be found
in abundance in Iceland where their collaboration commenced.
The performance plays on this connection between the deep
silence in nature and our perception of balance and rhythm. The
key to our serenity lies in our inner silence, without it we have
Silence hits us and our conscious thought and emotions creep
to the surface. True silence is hard to come by in modern society
and the performance describes the struggles us humans are faced
with when trying to claim the silence with in and how external
silence brings our thoughts and emotions on overdrive.
The speed of life doesn't really grant humanity the space to find
purity and silence. When performing music we often rush from
one note to another, forgetting that the space between the notes
is as valuable as the ones you play. But it's not only the sound or
just the silence, it's what is between the production of sound and
silence that is really important. Music is used in an audio visual
performance as a metaphor for the struggle of the inner land-
scape finding the balance of the perfect rhythmn of sound and
silence, action and quiescence. Without silence we have no rhythm.
Exhibited at Happy Lucky No. 1 gallery Brooklyn New York
Uppcoming at Scandinavia House New York in April 5th 2018