HELGA ARNALDS

 

"I am interested in how our bodies are interacting meaningfully with their environments. How the body knows more about situations than you are explicitly aware of or can put into words. 

I have been developing a devising method with my theater group 10 FINGERS using materials to improvise with and animate using all kinds of materials such as paper, plastic, soil, and shadow theatre.  This method allows us to apply open attention to something which is directly experienced but is not in words.

By emphasizing the image in the theatre I find that the material, movement, and timing make it possible for the viewer to make their own meaning and images that provoke feelings, memories, or understanding from deep within. Stories have fascinated me in many formats. I chose to educate myself in puppet theatre in Barcelona where I studied in the Instituto del Teatro. Later after 15 years of telling stories to children in my own one-woman ́s puppet theatre, I decided to broaden my horizon and signed up for Fine Arts in the Icelandic Academy of the Arts where I graduated in 2008. Since then I have been developing my way of listening to the material both in the theatre and in other kinds of visual artmaking"

Helga is a visual artist and a theatre director.

She studied theatre at the Instituto del Teatro in Barcelona

and visual Arts in the Icelandic Academy of the Arts