Elísabet Birta Sveinsdóttir [annual-exhibition]

Death Presence

the work consists of a digital video, an installation on video and music by AfterpartyAngel on vinyl.

A hybrid state of being, eroticism and cynicism in a screen centered world of image reproduction, objectification and idolatry. Experience of identity, metamorphoses and escape.. in a sincere, sinister de- generation fairy tale. Angel’s pending transformation and a taxidermy falcon induce the presence of death or perhaps a desire for continuity through death…

Recommended to watch in low light with the sound medium high.

Angel Scene Extended, 2020 digital video 00:04:23 4:3 color and sound.
Death Presence, 2020 digital video 00:11:45 16:9 color and sound.

AfterpartyAngel are Elísabet Birta Sveinsdóttir and Heimir Gestur Valdimarsson. Death Presence is their first EP released as a part of the project May 20. 2020. All songs and lyrics are written and recorded by AfterpartyAngel in Malmö February – April 2020. 

Death Presence installation on video: Camera on tripod, 2020 3D print in Biodegradable PLA material, steel and spray paint 117 x 40 x 40 cm.
Gods Children Lottery, 2020 16mm film, written and directed by Elísabet Birta Sveinsdóttir, cinematography by Heimir Gestur Valdimarsson. In order of appearance Elísabet Birta Sveinsdóttir, Guðrún Tara Sveinsdóttir, Fríða Björg Eðvarðsdóttir, Auður Elísabet Guðmundsdóttir.
Wings, 2020 found object 110 x 65 x 70 cm.
Drawings; In total presence, 2020 Archival ink and permanent type ink on paper 15 x 21 cm. Untitled, 2020 Archival ink, permanent type ink and marker on paper 21 x 30 cm. De- generation fairy tale, 2020 Archival ink and permanent type ink on paper 15 x 21 cm. Photographs; Untitled 1 and 2, 2020 analogue photographs on photo paper 10 x 15 cm.
Paintings; Untitled 1 and 2, 2020 Spray paint, black primer on cotton bed linen. 150 x 210 cm.
Snow White Boomerang, 2020 gif.