I am ready / 2014
performance - SVA gallery / New York

Katrin Hjordisardottir’s performance evoked a feminine struggle of domesticity and echoed second-wave feminist works of the early 1970s, such as Womanhouse in Los Angeles. Leaving a table and a chair with a red-clay model of the house behind her performance, Hjordisardottir suggested the struggle of a young female artist to control and excel at everyday moments in a woman’s life. Her perfor mance confronted the viewer with aggression of the shared feminine experience where the quest for perfection leads to feelings of futility and stagnation. Her performative action offered restructured highly personalized feminine narrative that offers no apologies.

Jovana Stokic