Norröna Voyage
part of exhibition Exclusively Inclusive
Curated by Jonatan Habib Engqvist
Kópavogur Art Museum Ger∂arsafn, Iceland
October, 2018 – January, 2019



Installation view: HD Video + 3D Animation, 1-Channel, 11:33 min. Image Credit: Vigfus Birgisson




Stills from Norröna Voyage:









Norröna Voyage departs from a theory, that at the turn of the 16th century almost all silver goods in Iceland were shipped to the Danish King’s castle Rosenborg in Copenhagen. The silver was presumably melted down and used to cast the three life-size silver lions that stand in the iconic ‘Knights Hall’ at Rosenborg Castle to this day. By juxtaposing video-recordings and 3D animation the three silver lions become  animated beings that, on the occasion of the centenary of independence from Danish rule in 2018, embark on a journey to Iceland on board the Norröna ferry. During the voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean the construction of a fictional narrative becomes a speculative gesture which explores a post-colonial and post-human utopian reality.


Norröna Voyage was kindly supported by:
The Danish Arts Foundation
Cycle Music and Art Festival
Danish Art Workshops (Statens Værksteder for Kunst)
The Estate of Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson



Other exhibiting Artists in Exclusively Inclusive:
Adam Christensen | Anna Júlía Friðbjörnsdóttir | Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir | Athena Farrokzhad | Bryndís Björnsdóttir | Childish Gambino | Erla S. Haraldsdóttir | Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir | Jeanette Ehlers | Joseph Beuys | Julius von Bismarck + Julian Charrière | Lap-See Lam + Wingyee Wu | Libia Castro + Ólafur Ólafsson | Magnus Sigurdarson | Melanie Ubaldo | Meriç Algün | Pinar Öğrenci | Slavs and Tatars | Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir | Unnar Örn J. Auðarsson | Þráinn Hjálmarsson + Brynjar Sigurðarson + Veronika Sedlmair