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This weekend the students of LHÍ, Listaháskóla Íslands or the Icelandic Academy of the Arts, presented their final works at Kjarvalsstaðir Museum. Unnur, shown here, had a four-video installation, one of which co-starred Mio, our cat. He played his role well, definitely out-performing the rabbit, who did nothing at all in his box, and the mouse in Unnur's plexiglass hat, who basically skittered around and pooped the entire time. Mio was generally content in his box, and was enough of an actor to meow and blink his lovely mismatched eyes for the camera when I called to him softly. The video was brilliant and I know Unnur has a fantastic career ahead of her.

6 comments:

Ag said...

I'm pretty sure I've seen that mouse running around and pooping in my backyard.

Maria Alva said...

That mouse sure gets around!

digdug said...

AAAAAAH! what is it about that picture? it really gives me the creeps! i know art is supposed to provoke, so i guess this has succeeded.
ps. congrats on your new home! i'd still love to house-swap with you. even more so now!

Maria Alva said...

You're so funny!!!

Actually, I think Unnur, the artist, would be proud!

Mekkin! said...

Mio must have been pretty good not to attack you for putting him in a box!

L said...

that is very interesting! much more interesting than most of the performance and/or installation art that I see around here! very surreal in a vaguely Alice In Wonderland sort of way...