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sigrun Hardardottir

Hver gerdi
adresses the two main aspect that one can claim that defines the town Hveragerði.
On one hand the geothermal surface activity with mud pot the main caracteristic of the site. On the other hand gardens and the greenhouse agriculture that was the foundation for the development of this town. The visitor is invited to sit down as the settlers in the town settle in and by that he discovers the gardens that followed the settlement.

The title of this work is also a play with words, Hver means geyser in Icelandic but it also means who and gerdi is garden but can also mean did or hver gerdi /who did.

Hver gerdi is interactive installation where the participation of the visitor is requested in order for the work to evolve. The installation components include musical string instrument where each string is connected to a sensor that is red by a computer program and displayes video accordingly. There are macimum 6 videos controlled by the "harp". There is also a distance range sensor controling playback of 3 videos and a seat presior sensor controling the shift between the "hver" (geyser ) and "gerdi" (garden)

This installation is a result of colloboration between Sigrun and Dr Josep T Foley engineer and teacher at Reykjavik University.

Exhibited in The Art museum of Árnessysla, Hveragerdi, Iceland in 2018

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