Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Kria Brekkan

Digital augmentation, text,
& layout by K.K.W
Performance in the "Nervscape": ArticlePhotos by K.K.W 

Nervscape is a colorful, organic, and  beastly installation by Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardottir, AKA: Shoplifter. Sound for the installation is provided by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Kria Brekkan, along with a performance piece. 
Kria Brekkan
The start-up was extremely slow, as if Brekkan wanted  your tension and curiosity at its highest point, luring your mind deeper into a ready state. After what seemed like an eternity, she crawled out of the Nervscape and crouched over a bundle of blue hair like a cat, fascinated with a newfound toy.  

At the same time the music, on a loop, inducing a sort of trance and extreme irritation in the crowd (a few left before it was over, and more as soon as it was done), while radiating an odd sexual energy that would both arouse and upset the shit out of Charles Bukowski. At various points the energy and tension of the crowd was so thick, you could cut it with a butter knife, wrap it up pretty and sell it for reasonable amount.  
Joe Ahearn (in the white t-shirt) - in charge of installations
@ The Clocktower gallery addressing the crowd.
My thoughts strayed from what I was seeing and feeling, to thoughts of "troll dolls" and a twisted, talented young woman's longing for attention, danger, coupled with sexual release. This was an odd world where many would venture, though few would stay. I couldn't help but feel like Claudia in Interview with the Vampire; "I want some more.". 
If you would like to know more, go to:http://artonair.org/exhibition/shoplifters-nervescape. "Art is the reason, art is the way." 

Shoplifter herself (white t-shirt).

Kria Brekkan

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