Rúrí (IS)
Do/Thu 30. 8. 18:00 – 18:30
Fr/Fri 31. 8. 17:00 – 17:30
So/Sun 2. 9. 20:30 – 21:00

Iceland is rich in spectacular rainbows and waterfalls, which are often and willingly used to underscore the island’s “mythic” character. But it’s precisely this image that Icelandic artist Rúrí strives to relativize in “Archive – Endangered Waters,” a series of works she began in 2000. With it, she seeks to call to the international public’s attention the destruction of these very waterfalls by massive hydroelectric projects. “Archive” consists of multimedia installations that display acoustic and visual portraits of Iceland’s endangered waterfalls. These threatened waters are also the subject of “Vocal-VI,” a video performance created especially for Deep Space. In her inimitable style, the artist juxtaposes the water’s violent force to a formal fragility in order to bring out the vulnerability of the environment’s hydrologic balance.