Harpa Dögg Kjartansdóttir


Harpa Dögg Kjartansdóttir (1982)


My work is process-based and takes shape in site-specific installation and sculptures. I use different techniques together and span variety of materials and scales, moving from small details to big structures. Each location triggers an element in my practice that shapes each work and its context. I explore how objects create new meaning by connecting and placing them in new contexts. Going from one thing to another. It´s like a fragmented, non-linear narrative presented as a spatial mind map, where objects create language, gestures, tension and balance.

I am a collector who collects objects.  When I collect something, possess an object, the object gets abstracted from its function and gets a new meaning, new value, new voice.  An object becomes no longer specified by its function but becomes abstract in its form, colour and material. It becomes a part of my collection, my property, my language.