An ongoing research project where I test different methods for my writing and filming, trying to understand the surreal in our daily lives. How memories, fiction, and fantasies appear every day, and how they interact with our vision, sense of smell and hearing.
I created a new method called Walks. I walk outside and I read into a dictaphone, and I speak out loud both my thoughts and also what I see, hear or smell. I recorded five 20 min long walks in Reykjavík, mainly recorded by the ocean. After several walks, I listened to the recordings and I wrote down the information. I divided each walk into 192 sentences. I colored sentences that describe the environment with blue color and thoughts, memories and fantasies with an orange color.
For a comparison, I travelled to Mindo, a rainforest in Ecuador, which provided a stimulating environment to explore my method in a new way.
Photos: These photos were photographed while walking by the sea in Reykjavík and also in Mindo rain forest. I used special scanning techniques.
Text: An an example of how I analyze my recordings. Walk 1, the first nineteen sentences.
This research played an essential role for Buzz, my solo show at the Reykjavík Art Museum in 2018.