Ríkisstjórnin er readymade / The Parliament in the Size of a PalmÓlöf Bóadóttir
Translating the term 'readymade' from English into Icelandic and then back again turns it into 'fabrication'. The construction of the readymade takes on the image of a miniature of the Icelandic parliament and the democratization of objects is equated to the majority rule.
Sculpture is in the forefront of Ólöf Bóadóttir’s art practice though it usually has a performative aspect to it, which sometimes takes over. Inspired by fundamental philosophical theories and stories about pondering, Bóadóttir deals with existential questions through different media, but the materiality is always apparent.
GSM is a space for solo exhibitions that is defined by a time-slot and frequencies rather than a set of walls. The artists install their work in a space consisting of minutes on air. GSM is not a space specifically for artists that use sound as a medium but rather a place for transforming artists’ works into sonic encounters. Rethinking space and audience experience, GSM brings the exhibition to whatever space the audience finds themselves in. Whether that is in a jeep on a highway, issuing from a constructors radio on a building site or via airpods on an afternoon stroll.
Founded by Helena Aðalsteinsdóttir and Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir in 2017, GSM’s first exhibition series was hosted by the National Radio of Iceland and the second series ‘Messages from the Deep’ is hosted by Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee.