pillow talk in the library

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Pillow Talk Reload | Installation

Thursday June 10th 2021 - Thursday June 24th 2021

Opening Event: 12.06.2021 | 16:00-17:00

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’. 

Pillow Talk was shown at the Reykjavík Arts Festival in 2018. The piece has been adapted for the Reykjavik City Library Grófin and was accompanied by a workshop to spark discussion on this topic that is now as relevant than ever. Sonja lead a workshop about intercultural sensitivities in English and Icelandic on June 12th from 14:00-16:00.

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 kovacevic


Pillow Talk - Reload is shown in English

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For further information:

Martyna Karolina Daniel, Intercultural Specialist