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Rethinking nordic colonialism, March ­– November 2006

A painting-, flag-, and t-shirt installation in the Living Art Museum as well as two additional flag installations in downtown Reykjavik.

“Power in your hands” examined the conflict between corporate-led globalization and environment in postcolonial Iceland.  The project represented the agreement made between the Icelandic government and excutives from the American aluminum smelter company, Alcoa, to build a huge hydroelectric power plant in the Icelandic highland. Appropriating corporate marketing strategies, “Power in your hands” was a sharp indictment of the Icelandic government’s decision to sacrifice unique nature and democratic debate to accommodate transnational corporations. [Kuratorisk Aktion]power-in-your-hands2 power-in-your-hands3

 

 

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