I am from Reykjavik
I want to meet people like me:
A woman in her 50s
A single mother of a single child.
Someone who cared for a parent with dementia.
A fat woman.
A child of an immigrant.
Someone who has recently started gardening.
A woman in a mixed-race marriage.
Someone who used to be a political activist.
Someone who has served a short sentence in jail.
A person who loves cooking for friends.
Someone who occasionally goes to church but doesn’t believe in God.
An artist who’s been making work for over 20 years.
A Black person.
If you share any of those descriptors above, I’d like to meet you some place in Aarhus. You decide where, preferably somewhere which has something to do with your identity. We’ll chat and I’ll buy you a coffee, or tea maybe even a cake.
This is the residency part of I AM FROM REYKJAVIK, my attempt to be a post-racial, global citizen. The second part is when I return and claim a piece of your public space to build myself a little dwelling. I am going from city to city to find a place where I can be free. Where I can be totally all of me, free to come and go, to stay and feel at home.
Will you welcome me to Aarhus?