Elín Jakobsdóttir is both painter and short filmmaker. Shot on Super 8 and 16mm, her films tend towards so–called “experimental” artist’s cinema incorporating sculptural objects. The artist seeks out a kind of hieratic order hidden beneath the surface of the everyday, conjuring shapes and forms that echo the poetic mystery at the heart of Being.
Like a musician improvising on different instruments, Jakobsdóttir moves back and forth between media as well as between the outer and the inner worlds of perception, testing how traces in one’s memory connect or re-connect with a present, physical experience. Her attitude to time is rhythmic; the ultimate non-time within her paintings expands into a compressed buckled loop of incremental pictorial changes within her films which incorporate a play of extremely condensed situations, reoccurring events, and distortions of time.
In her drawings and collages, this looped tableau acquires a new trajectory that reabsorbs the archetypal characters of her films, the meticulous paper cutouts and the free hand spontaneous mark making of her earliest artistic endeavours into a palimpsest of forms, where the macrocosm of inner and outer worlds are held in poetic arrangements.
Special interventation for:
MARK SADLER'S - BURSTING AT THE SEAMS BOILING POINT OF DREAMS