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Pétur Örn - Helgi Hjaltalín
Markmið - Pétur Örn - Helgi Hjaltalín
10. 02. 2007 - 04. 03. 2007
 
OPENS 10th OF FEBRUARY at 5.30 pm

The imagination has been the most powerful toy of boys of all ages
through the millennia. Thus bones and shells have become cows and sheep,
pieces of wood have become ships and airplanes, and simple shapes of
metal have turned into mysterious, futuristic machines and tools to
conquer the world. Everything has spurred boys on to imagine something
even more exotic and amazing.

In time, most people find an outlet for their interest in machines and
tools in reality, and the last few decades have presented us with a
cornucopia in this respect; giant jeeps, sailboards and other unusual
transport devices have a devoted following, that never tires of
changing, enhancing, strengthening and finding new use for these toys of
joi de vivre. Technology-mania is now a recognized lifestyle.

Helgi Hjaltalín og Pétur Örn Friðriksson have worked together to bring
this interest into the field of art. This they have accomplished by
building wondrous machines of different kinds; transports for
near-impossible terrain, machines and tools of doubtful use, and engines
that can hardly serve their purpose.

The usefulness of these things may be limited, but the "aim" of Helgi
and Pétur seems more than anything to be travel - be it the trip of a
video camera down a mountain slope or the movement of various
transportation devices, powered by the imagination. These creations
convey both a joy of life and prankishness, an almost boyish delight in
what can be achieved, and the travels that can be made.
 
 
 
 
 
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