#45 The Icelandic Love Corporation

Jóní Jónsdóttir and Eirún Sigurðardóttir are the current members of the art collective THE ICELANDIC LOVE CORPOTATION (ILC) an art group that was established in 1996 by three woman artists: Sigrún Hrólfsdóttir (1973), Jóní Jónsdóttir (1972) and Eirún Sigurdardóttir (1971). Dóra Ísleifsdóttir (1970) was a member from 1996-2001.


The Icelandic Love Corporation has actively and successfully worked in the field of visual art, both at home and abroad, using nearly all possible media—including performance, video, photography, and installation—the ILC confronts the seriousness of the world with works that blend playfulness, humor and spectacle with refreshing genuineness and subtle social critique that often incorporates ideas of traditional femininity, with feministic approach. 


ILC works have been shown internationally, e.g. at ARoS Kunstmuseum Denmark, Moma Museum of Modern Art New York, The Schirn Kunsthalle Germany, Kunsthalle Wien Vienna, Amos Anderson Art Museum Helsinki and Lilith Performance Studio Sweden.

For the 100 Days 100 Women project ILC have shared a new poem, Aqua Maria, photographs from their recent performance Baby Shower for Mary, and above, their costume for Bjork, created for the artist’s 2007 album Volta.

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Aqua Maria

Aqua Maria

Aqua Maria

Aqua Maria

Her coral brain

Guerrilla, feminist

In her vessel, she brings you to the shore.

She is the tide, she is the wave, she is the change

Aqua Maria, Aqua Maria, Aqua Maria

she is the star, she is the ocean.

Aqua Maria

Aqua Maria

Aqua Maria

Her persistence

Leading the way to change

She hollows the stone, she gives hope

We are all water, we are all Aqua Maria

Follow the moon, follow the tide, follow your heart

Aqua Maria, Aqua Maria, Aqua Maria

# Aquarius

Aqua Maria

Aqua Maria

Aqua Maria

 

Poem by The Icelandic Love Corporation: Jóní Jónsdóttir and Eirún Sigurðardóttir, 2017

 

 

Featured Image:

Björk wears crochet costume by The Icelandic Love Corporation, Volta album 2007. 
Photographers: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Graphic design: M/M Paris. 
Make-up: Andrea Helgadóttir. Hair: Christiaan. 

From Right to Left:

The Madams with Aqua Maria at the performance Baby Shower for Mary,  Lilith Performance Studio, Malmo 2017.

Guests at the performance Baby Shower for Mary,  Lilith Performance Studio, Malmo 2017.

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