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I AM FROM REYKJAVIK

Short & sweet

I am from Reykjavik is both sculpture, protest, and ceremony when the artist Sonia Hughes builds a temporary home in Aarhus to find out what we really require from each other, when we are faced with a new place and new people.


Still curious?

Manchester-based artist Sonia Hughes is a child of an immigrant. In her works she focusses on the feeling of not being at the right place, but at the same time not knowing where the right place is.

So, she travels from city to city to find a place where she can feel free. A place where she can be completely herself. Where she is free to come and go, free to stay and free to feel at home. She tries to feel at home anywhere in the world but wants to know what it really takes to achieve that feeling. What does a city and a population demand from newcomers? And what do newcomers demand from the city and the people?

In a world where we may all one day have to find another place to live, Sonia Hughes examines the concepts of right, identity, belonging, freedom, and home. She meets Aarhus and the people there and invites us all to experience both her and the city. You must come and go, stay, and pass by.

I am from Reykjavik is developed based on a series of conversations with people in Aarhus, both natives and newcomers, about what it means to them to belong.

Spilleperiode
16. - 17. jun 2023

Scene Outdoor

TIME

Friday 10.00-18.00

Saturday 10.00-18.00

LOCATION TBA

PRICE Free

AGE All ages

LANGUAGE English / nonverbal

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About the Residency

During ILT festival Sonia Hughes met, talked and shared time with a wide range of different local citizens  She will use these conversations with people living in Aarhus in the project she will present at ILT festival 2023 as well as other international performing arts festivals in Europe.

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THE PEOPLE BEHIND

Artist: Sonia Hughes

Architect: Lee Ivett

Photographer: Solomon Hughes

Artist Midwives: Linda Brogan, Adeola Dewis, Juliet Ellis, Jo Fong, Rabab Ghazoul, Owen Griffiths, Jane Mason, Humberto Velez, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa, Fiona Wright

Production Manager: Greg Akehurst and Rob Athorn

Website Design: Lisa Mattocks

Tea Cups: Susan Cragg

Dress: Claudette Joseph

Producer: Richard Morgan


 A SPILL FESTIVAL, JERWOOD ARTS AND LIFT COMMISSION. 

In cooperation with ILT Festival, Festspillene i Nord-Norge, Spring Performing Arts Festival and Royal Docks.