Jessica Hemmings

Textile Writer

Hildur Bjarnadottir

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS

“I use color as a material”, explains Icelandic artist Hildur Bjarnadóttir, before elaborating: “I am more concerned with where color comes from than what it looks like.” Bjarnadóttir’s recent exhibition, Cohabitation, at the Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst in Trondheim is a study in belonging. Her exploration of locally sourced natural dyes first emerged during her Fellowship with the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (2012-2017) at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design. Her research project – described as “personal and existential” – focused on her relationship with a plot of land in the south of Iceland called Þúfugarðar where she planned to move when the Fellowship concluded…

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photo credit above & home page: Susann Jamtøy, detail from the Cohabitation exhibition at the Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst in Trondheim, Norway.