It’s OK
not being Icelandic

An exhibition based on interviews with people who migrated to the Westfjords. Stories about their sense of self in relation to the world they came from and the new world they’ve constructed for themselves in Iceland. Immigration is a mutual cultural exchange where diversity is accepted and welcomed, where everyone has the opportunity to learn something new from one another and enrich the community. Our guests are invited to shine a spotlight on these individuals, their perceptions, and their unique experiences by taking a peek into the boxes to let their stories come out.

Sensory laboratory

Sensory Lab grew out of an experiment that took place in the spring of 2021. A group of ten participants was handed 21 items from everyday life to smell with their eyes closed. The result of describing the experience and memories that surfaced after smelling each item became a collective memory piece – 21 poems. Sensory Lab welcomes you to celebrate senses: smell, touch, hearing. Open a jar and have a slow breath in – bring yourself on a sensory journey through your own memory and imagination