Velgja awakes within a conversation between the subconscious and the self in a dream. It arises and offers us clues about our lives - appearing to us in various ways: an upset stomach, series of sleepless nights, endless itching and bleeding wounds. Heavy, heavy breathing. As the waves within us demand to come forward. The piece expresses the nausea of the inner life moments before the itching begins.
VELGJA is an audio/visual installation (audio/video and poem) premiered at IÐNÓ, Reykjavík, summer 2019. Later, presented at RASK #2 in Reykjavík. 2020 and at Young Nordic Music Festival in Denmark, 2021.
Music, poem, vocals: Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir
Visuals: Ásdís Birna Gylfadóttir
The poem was written in Icelandic, and later, translated to English
Poem on display