Stills from video.
Landráð I is the first part of Bryndís Björnsdóttir artistic research series which deconstructs the word treason into the dialect of belonging and betrayal. During the settlement of Iceland, women had to mark their land by walking from sunrise to sunset on a spring day with a two year old cow while men should not travel farther than he could with an open fire along with his shipping mates. In the council of land presented at Oddson Hotel, a decadent version of the Mountain Woman of Iceland was present which addressed the settlement of Iceland while decolonizing the female body. The Mountain Woman performs an act of settlement on the former NATO base in Iceland, which until recently was fenced off due to the risk of unexploded bomb fractions.
Apart of: Þrjú tonn af sandi / Return to Sender (Three Tons of Sand / Return to Sender) was a sequence of momentary exhibitions, initiated by Bryndís Björnsdóttir, Snorri Páll and Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir, which took place on November 19th 2016 in room number 425 at the recently opened Oddsson Hotel in Reykjavík. Each artist presented a solo exhibition for an hour
For installation view see: https://oh-project.squarespace.com/rj-tonn-af-sandi-return-to-sender/