emergency red cross beds, pillow talk installation

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(All day)

Pillow Talk Reload | Installation

Thursday June 10th 2021 - Thursday June 24th 2021

Pillow Talk Reload by Sonja Kovačević is an immersive artwork installation that provides
insight into the lives of asylum seekers and refugees in Iceland. 

The setup is simple: emergency beds, that serve as beds for asylum seekers, are equipped with speakers and they are broadcasting an array of stories.

emergency red cross bed with banner

The audience is invited to lie down and listen. The stories have been carefully edited to give an insight into the life of the person portrayed and are looking to find new ways of engaging with the ‘story of a refugee’. An accompanying interactive virtual experience provides additional information and resources.

Sonja Kovačević is an Austrian theatre maker based in Iceland. An interest in exploring current topics and creating a theatre that bridges the gap between theory and practice lace her projects. This often leads to works with marginalized groups in society. Sonja will be leading a workshop about intercultural sensitivities in English and Icelandic and everybody is welcome to join!

sonja kovacevic

Join us for the opening of this art installation that will be shown until the end of April on the ground floor of the Reykjavik City Library - Grófin. 

Pillow Talk - Reload is shown in English

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For further information:

Martyna Karolina Daniel, Intercultural Specialist