"My Heart in a Broken Nutshell"
Radio Live-broadcast / Performance (Duration: 3 minutes)
10 Oct 2017, 21.56 - 22.00
As part of GSM: Frequences on Sequences exhibition series for Sequences art festival
GSM is a three minute long exhibition space for visual art in frequencies,
initiated and curated by Helena Aðalsteinsdóttir and Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir.
RÁS 1 - FM93,5, RÚV Icelandic National Radio Station
Listen to the exhibitions at Ekkisens exhibition space during the Sequences festival, on RÚV’s Sarpur or on RÚV’s podcast.
Performance streamed live on GSM facebook page.
Click here to listen to the audio:
“My heart in a broken nutshell.” –
My heart taken apart from simplicity and explained in detail,
it is broken but not hurt, now we know how the nut tastes like.
To share some warmth and brightness for the dark, cold Icelandic winter,
I’d like to read an excerpt of a letter from a historical figure that many are familiar with.
What you are hearing now will play as a gigantic sound installation
that covers the whole of Iceland for the next 2 and a half minutes.
"When I proposed the theory of relativity, very few understood me,
and what I will reveal now to transmit to mankind will also collide with
the misunderstanding and prejudice in the world.
There is an extremely powerful force that,
so far, science has not found a formal explanation to.
It is a force that includes and governs all others,
and is even behind any phenomenon operating in the universe and
has not yet been identified by us.
This universal force is LOVE.
Love is Light, that enlightens those who give and receive it.
Love is gravity, because it makes some people feel attracted to others.
Love is power, because it multiplies the best we have,
and allows humanity not to be extinguished in their blind selfishness.
Love unfolds and reveals.
For love we live and die.
Love is God and God is Love.
This force explains everything and gives meaning to life.
This is the variable that we have ignored for too long,
maybe because we are afraid of love because it is the only energy in the universe that
man has not learned to drive at will.
After the failure of humanity in the use and control of the other forces of the universe that have turned against us,
it is urgent that we nourish ourselves with another kind of energy…
Perhaps we are not yet ready to make a bomb of love,
a device powerful enough to entirely destroy the hate,
selfishness and greed that devastate the planet.
However, each individual carries within them a small but powerful generator of love
whose energy is waiting to be released.
I deeply regret not having been able to express what is in my heart,
which has quietly beaten for you all my life.
Maybe it's too late to apologize, but as time is relative,
I need to tell you that I love you and thanks to you I have reached the ultimate answer! ".
(*Sound of a pistachio cracked open live with a traditional nutcracker.)