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"Take for instance a moonstone pebble and a piece of aerogel. By their obscure, white, ghostly appearance it would be hard to distinguish one from the other. While the ancient Romans believed that moonstone was born from solidified rays of the moon, aerogel is a material – also referred to as solid air - that NASA uses to collect stardust from the universe. Although even the most scientific mind might secretly believe that gemstones have beneficial effects on our health and psyche, we don’t normally ascribe such faculties to objects that are made by man. Could a nice, blue, plastic bottle-cap, for instance, aid us in the ‘archaeology of the self’? With the use of sound, moving image and sensual materials, Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir creates an immersive experience that suggests that there might be more to be found behind the world as we normally know it. Perhaps the advances in technology will open up these hidden layers of perception. Or maybe there exist a forgotten, more primal knowledge embedded in our bodies that allows us to probe deeper into the unknown depths of the physical world."

Jasper Coppes

Installation with sculpture, sound and video at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Graduation Show, 2016.