INSTALLATION AND COSTUME DESIGN
ALDA is an installation and an ongoing performance that exists on the boundaries between dance and visual arts. Inspired by women’s collective physical labour, the work uses repetitive motions and singing to make space for intimate female assembly, care and coalescence through movement, sound and material.
The project is initiated by choreographer Katrín Gunnarsdóttir in collaboration with designer Eva Signý Berger and composer Baldvin Þór Magnússon. The work is performed by a group of female dancers and is presented in exhibition contexts.
Concept and choreography: Katrín Gunnarsdóttir
Installation and costume design: Eva Signý Berger
Music and sound design: Baldvin Þór Magnússon
Presented in 2022-2023
June 11-September 4 2022 Gerðarsafn Museum, Kópavogur (IS)
Dancers in Gerðarsafn Museum: Aðalheiður Halldórsdóttir, Anaïs Barthe, Halla Þórðardóttir, Heba Eir Kjeld, Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir, Snædís Lilja Ingadóttir, Sólbjört Sigurðardóttir, Védís Kjartansdóttir, Katrín Gunnarsdóttir.
March 18 - 25 2023 Multiplie Dance Festival, Trondheim (NO)
Dancers at Multiplie Dance Festival: Amy Pender, Nina Wollny, Valentina Martinez Mariscal, Veslemøy M. Frengstad
A production of: Katrín Gunnarsdóttir / Menningarfelagid Tær
Co-Production: Gerðarsafn Museum (Kópavogur), Reykjavík Arts Festival, Multiplie Dance Festival & DansiT, (Throndheim), Finlayson Art Area (Tampere). Supported by: Dansverkstæðið (Reykjavík), Iceland University of the Arts / Funded by: Artists salaries Iceland, Icelandic Visual Arts Fund, Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Nordic Culture Point, Nordic -Baltic Mobility Programme, Nordisk Kulturfond.
Photos: Owen Fiene