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work in the exhibition "Pressure of the Depth"

Living art Museum

June - August 2018

2 video works

4 sculptures

4 boxes

23 sculptures off space at the Aurora Center Reykjavik.



Introducing a brand new type of rock.

OBBSIDIAN© is a partly natural and partly handmade version of the igneous rock Obsidian. Each rock is 100% unique, glass-like with sharp edges. OBBSIDIAN© is made from basalt, which once was a solid part of Reykjavik’s base rock, but was blown up to make space for new buildings.

The selected rocks that become OBBSIDIAN© are polished with an angle grinder before being lacquered in layers. The basalt’s new personality has a smooth, uniform texture that breaks with a conchoidal fracture; it has become an OBBSIDIAN©.

Obsidian is extremely rare and removing it from its original place is strictly prohibited – but the OBBSIDIANS© are even rarer and only exists in 23 copies. Four large OBBSIDIANS© are shown in The Living Art Museum. The smaller versions of the rock are sold exclusively in The Aurora Center in Reykjavik.


Photos of installation: Courtesy of The Living Art Museum, photographs by Vigfús Birgisson. 


Video works

Credits for OBBSIDIAN #ad:


Director: Kristín Helga Ríkharðsdóttir

Script: Kristín Helga Ríkharðsdóttir

Cut: Kristín Helga Ríkharðsdóttir

Shot by: Bryngeir Vattnes, Blair Alexander and Kristín Helga Ríkharðsdóttir.

Color Grading: Bryngeir Vattnes

Sound: created by JED Official "Instrumental I'll Show You - Justin Bieber" copyright.

Credits for ASMMR video:

Director: Kristín Helga Ríkharðsdóttir

ASMR whisper: Nordic Whisper: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgwJntW3LwxouttnTcaZ3Zw

Sound recording and sound editing: Rikhardur H. Fridriksson


Special thanks: Bogi Helgason, Ingibjörg Aldís Hilmisdóttir, Bryngeir Vattnes, Tara Njála, Blair Alexander, pabbi, Eygló Harðardóttir, Jóhanna, Nýló og Þórir (fyrir að bera steinana takk).