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The Shades of Blue

Myndbandsverkið „The Shades of Blue“ eftir Mariko Takahashi verður sýnt laugardaginn 5. janúar í Bókabúðinni – verkefnarými, frá kl. 16-20.

„I am interested in the sense of being out of reality, such as numbness, dream or euphoria. Often with the use of visual (moving image, light) and audio in a specific space, I aim to reach these states. In order to do so, I need to know what I want to escape from. I need to know about reality and how I recognize something as real.

Being in Seyðisfjörður meant that I was in the another phase of my nomadic life, which I had been having for over 20 years. I found it surreal here. Somehow I didnʼt feel like I was in the real world even though I was quite used to being as an outsider. So I had a little struggle with finding a reality here. To grab a sense of reality, or at least, to find something real for me, I have started to collect shades of blue as the elements to consist the everyday here. It was the way to realize and interact with the reality.“

Mariko Takahashi