Mist. Like white smoke it hovers over a pallid, bleak scene - a stone, rubble, something's moving; moaning music like spherical tones from a long gone memory that suddenly strikes the heartbeat only to just as suddenly drown back into the unseizable's dusk. Sigurdur Gudjónsson´s films breathe an oppressive silence, sough despair, pant fear. The tangled fragments of a dreamlike tale about desolation, self-inflicted failure, longing and denial, have convened to form a mystical requiem of shades... Over and over, refusing a linear narrative, he blends together palpable elements and grotesque images in a symphony of unsettled emotions, binds them into unity with crackling, rustling sounds and the sonorous tune of a distant trumpet ("Host", 2004).
Artist: Sigurdur Gudjónsson
Production year: 2004
Catalogued as: FEAR/DEATH, NON NARRATIVE/TIME