Photo by Eydís Björk Gudmundsdóttir
DO TANK revises the Finnish tradition of combining political discussions with sauna culture. We invited two artists and a collective to share their social utopias in the heat of Arla, the 83-year-old public sauna.
Kviss Búmm Bang points a moralistic finger on the dilemma they are facing as artists with a political agenda: post-modern society does not tolerate fixed viewpoints. They have dealt with topics such as gender issues and prostitution and will share their experience with curators and audience alike, talking about the walls and the fences that have been put up in order to keep people away from challenging status quo, changing “normality”.
Kviss búmm bang consists of three founders and members, Eva Björk Kaaber, Eva Rún Snorradóttir and Vilborg Ólafsdóttir. They have been working together since 2008, making so-called extended life performances. Their work is about researching reality, what’s normal and what’s not, in hope to get people to question their everyday realities in order to realize the extent of their own influence on it. Their latest work, Downtown 24/7 was made in collaboration with Aðalbjörg Þóra Árnadóttir.