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.
Manchester-based artist Sonia Hughes is a child of an immigrant. In her work 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 can come and go, stay, or pass by.
I am from Reykjavik is developed based on a series of conversations with people in Aarhus, both natives and newcomers, about what the feeling of belonging means to them.