Excursion: Reykjanes Peninsula

St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hafnarfjörður – performance/installation/sermon/; followed by an excursion to the town of Grindavík. Along the way a peep into the open earth. Food for body and thought

An excursion out of the city, first to the neighbouring town of Hafnarfjörður into a closed space, a chapel in a hospital that has been out of use for some years. A happening organised by the artists and scholars Steingrímur Eyfjörð, Unnar Örn Auðarson, Karlotta Blöndal, Birna Bjarnadóttir and Haraldur Jónsson will take place accompanied by a sermon by Gauti Kristmannsson on the futility of work in a performative installation by the artists of The Expedition to the Magic Mountain. The installation echoes a dialogue with the threads of insomnia casualties during the bright nights of Ísafjörður, in the Westfjords, in June 2014. This operation is a gradual exploration of body and soul in a moribund space.

After the performance, under the guidance of the artist Haraldur Jónsson, the trip will take the participants to Grindavík, a town on the corner of the Reykjanes peninsula, en route they will explore the underbelly of mother earth, and visit the Guðbergur Bergsson Centre and crown the expedition with a meal together.

The performance in the chapel of St. Joseph ́s Hospital was made possible by the support of the town of Hafnarfjörður and Fasteignir Ríkisins.