Eyesound is shown at The Nordic Museum, Seattle, USA 2018-2019
Eyesound is the result of a correspondence in images and words between two Danish visual artists and four Icelandic authors.
Images breed words, words breed new words, which breed new images ….. Where the two means of expression meet, a thought-stream forms, a poetic flow and room for conversation that builds its own logic and opens up new narratives and associations.
Photos: Iben West and Else Ploug Isaksen
Words: Sigurbjörg Þrastardóttir , Kristín Ómarsdóttir , Hallgrimur Helgason and Einar Már Guðmundsson
Translation: Sarah Brownsberger
The exhibition Eyesound shows a continuous flow and narration in text and images. The photographs are combined two and two – one of each artist. The photographs should not be seen as illustrations to the words, and the texts are not explanations of the photographs. It is a conversation. The texts and the pictures support each other / or work against each other.
The authors, who were invited to the project by Iben West and Else Ploug Isaksen, initially received two photographs – composed of one from each of the artists. The authors answered back with shorter pieces of texts, and the artists responded with new sets of photographs and vice versa.