STATEMENT: I make videos, installations and performances that involve physical embodyment of interior images.
The underlying theme of my work is movement and a state of being. I focus on a situation and explore the moment in between and being in the moment.
My work is an investigation of physical presence and relations to the natural environment. Ever since growing up in the north of Iceland, nature and her elements have been a strong influence on me.
I have always been in close contact with nature and that relationship is the essence of my work as an artist.
BIO: Thora Solveig Bergsteinsdottir (IS) is a visual artist working with video, installation and performance. She graduated in 2004 from the Iceland Academy of the Arts (LHI). Since then she has performed and exhibited in Amsterdam and around Europe and in China. In 2004 she worked with Sasha Waltz in Berlin, on international improvisations with dancers and musicians. Her interest in mixing disciplines and exploring movement brought her to the Body Weather workshop Amsterdam of Frank van de Ven and Katerina Bakatsaki since 2005.
Thora lived and worked in Holland for four years after her studies. She is now living and working in Norway.
Thora has organized several Body Weather and Body Landscape workshops in cooperation with choreographer and dancer Frank van de Ven (NL) co founder of Body Weather Amsterdam.
Thora moved to Norway in 2008 together with visual artist Erwin van der Werve (NL) and they have initiated Hardanger Kunst Senter in Norheimsund in Norway and have organized various exhibitions and seminars there.
They are also organizing the travelling artproject Parousia where they invite artists of various disciplines and musicians to participate, to live and work in their handmade Mongolian tent, Ger, on different locations.