1) Patience Ma Cherie 1998
A registration of a city landscape in Strasbourg, filmed while stressfully cycling during the night with a camera in a plastic bag. The rhythm of the colours of the bag, versus the form of the bicycle basket make a movement dance piece.
2) Minningar 2000
Going in my mind to Iceland many times a day, seeing myself as a little girl with my grandparents. Good memories bad memories rush to the surface. Exploring the past from my present reality to question has this affected me? Digging in my own mind, facing things I don´t really want to face and just figuring out how memories of childhood affect the present moment.
Beginning with a super 8 camera I have attempted to transfer those qualities to video, using the medium like a canvas painting past moments.
The sound evokes the turbulence of troubled absence and the fleeting quality of remembering.
3) Tramway 2001
The rythme of the trains fascinate me and have always done, so I travel through the same bridge in Manchester and compose out of it a new movement dance.
4) Movement 2001
5) Traces of the past 2001
6) Calling Rachmaninov 2001
collaboration with HAb, Neil Mackenzie – Spencer Marsden
Neil Mackenzie brought the group together and through a research period this piece was made. Kristín Scheving worked with each of the performers in the industrial landscape in Castlefield in Manchester and then the sound was added on by sound artist Spencer Marsden and ofcourse all of it was all inspired by Rachmaninov.
A piece for five performers, one sound artist, one video artist and a live choir.
Highly produced 3 screen projection visually weaves together their histories, raising questions about essentialism as much as difference, as it alludes to similarities of female ritual and experience in contemporary society. Dealing with the fine lines between reality and fiction the piece leads you through the tense journeys of the three women.
8) amma vs. jesus 2003
9) Talk to me 2003
10) Ugly Beauty 2003
11) Pericardium version I 2003
12) Pericardium installation 2003
13) X-time 2003
collaboration with Spencer Marsden
Images and sound recorded in Reykjavík 10 minutes before and after New Years Eve, overlaid with audio captured from internet pornography. A narrative of expectation, sexual energy and celebration is wryly evoked through the combination of audio sampling and a climactic firework display.
14) Madwoman 2004
Short poem about a young woman being caught in dizzy depression facing flares of addicted desperation.
15) Bridgedance 2005
With Choreographer Julia Griffin and Soundbringer
This work was filmed in Stockport, Reddish Vale. Where the question of a dialogue with the industrial landscape and the rythme that is sometimes not in sink with the dancers movement, but that is also part of the dialogue between the video artist Kristín Scheving and the Choreographer Julia Griffin (UK) and then later with sound artist Soundbringer (FR), how do we communicate?
16) Snjór / Snow 2006
17) Garnaflækja I / Intestine web 2007
18) án titils (íkík) 2007
19) She needs to die 2008
20) MOTHer / MÓÐir 2008
21) Catwalk 2008
22) Garnaflækja – praia 2009
23) Man/woMan in train 2009
A man sleeping / a woman sleeping on a train. The movement and sound with the feeling of time stopping and the sleeping period with a repetition of white light making you think of the moment of death.
24) Para lellur 2009
From 2009 me and my family went on a road trip in Europe with our newly born baby (+2 other children) – from East Iceland to Reykjavík to give birth and back East to catch the ferry to Denmark – the we drove to Cornwall in the UK via Holland, Belgium, Denmark and Germany, then after 5 months there we went to Hungary via France Switzerland Austria and then from there to South Italy Calabria, then 8 months later we went to Berlin and stayed until our return back home 18 months later – this is the ´other´ memory from the trip …
25) Braggi 2010
26) _ _ _ _ _ _ 2010 (installation)
27) Iceland is not a myth 2013
28) Wyrd the role of fate 2013
29) Repeating feeling 2014
A snapshot of a memory, a whisper from an old relative telling you what to do next. As she opened her window and called out to me I knew, the story needed to be told. Repeating feeling is a story of a person´s way to deal with the multiple layers inside oneself. Scheving’s work is largely informed by her own personal quest to understand how a sense of identity is constructed through family, place and culture.
30) Paralellur installation 2015
An instillation where I put video stills on aluminium and mix it with flat screens showing video screens making a dance between the still image that moves and is still ! –
Traveling is not something that is so unusual in our time but going somewhere and staying for a while is different. In my work I have tried to approach traveling with different way of registrating what is happening around me with trying to registrate the ´feeling´ itself! Not the beauty of the landscape around me but the feeling within myself.
31) nei…nei.. ekki, amma á, 2015
The endless repitition, the little words you hear again and again and think, ´deja vu´, but this is life, it is an endless circle and then you die!
32) Sveitagong 2015
Sveitagong is a reflection on inner peace through and with nature and sound.
33) portraits ongoing
34) water experiments ongoing
some of the videos are to be found on https://vimeo.com/user3133140
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