'This Is Not A Show' - Bára Halldórsdóttir's Installation Sheds Light On Life For The Disabled

‘This Is Not A Show’ – Bára Halldórsdóttir’s Installation Sheds Light On Life For The Disabled

‘This Is Not A Show’ – Bára Halldórsdóttir’s Installation Sheds Light On Life For The Disabled

Published July 9, 2020

Activist and artist Bára Halldórsdóttir is back with an installation piece entitled ‘This Is Not A Show’.

“This is not a show. But it might be a tale, or it might be a standup, or it might be the delusional rant of a half comatose chronic patient,” the event description reads. “It surely is a chaotic jumble of information, sadness, inside humour and absurdity, befitting the world stage today.”

The installation piece intends to give the visitor a candid look inside the world of a disabled person, who already has enough to contend with, trying to survive in a global pandemic.

“There are many struggles included in being an artist, we all know that. Being disabled adds its own difficulties. Having a pandemic hit the world surely has some added baggage. The other half of your art duo, coming down with a mystery illness, is quite disruptive. Having all normal life fall out of place, therefore making it impossible to make an art piece based on a comparison of normal life and life as a disabled person isn’t helping.”

A part of the ongoing Reykjavík Fringe Festival, you can catch ‘This Is Not A Show’ at Gallerí Fold tomorrow at 16:30. If you cannot attend in person, you can watch the livestream here.

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