Critical Review of Icelandic Power Structures

Nina Lassila

Performance during the Reykjavik Arts Festival May 2008 Baejarins Bestu Hot Dog Stand Friday May 23rd 2008. This work is based on articles about the ”new” icelandic finance scene, that claim i.e that the youngsters of Iceland these days wish to become rockstars rather than businessmen. Wearing a Groucho Marx masque, the artist set out to talk about serious things with the Reykjavik crowd. She asked people to show her on a Reykjavik map where she could find power. Banks and parliaments were the most common things mentioned. When questioned about the future of Iceland, most people said it was bright.

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Nina Lassila (Author), Thora Gunnarsdottir (Cinematographer), Nina Lassila (Director), Nina Lassila (Editor), Nina Lassila (Script), Nina Lassila (Sound Design)
Nina Lassila is a visual artist born 1974 in Helsinki, Finland currently living and working in Belgium. Nina Lassila works mainly with video and performance. In many of her works she deals with questions of identity – specifically identity affected by social barriers, conventions based on gender and upbringing and cultural differences. In addition, she is interested in exploring issues such as supernatural phenomena, art and economic structures. She has participated in several international group shows and video festivals. Education: Swedish Polytechnics FIN 1994-1997, School of Photography & film Gothenburg SE 2000-2002, Valand School of Fine Arts Gothenburg SE (MFA) 2004-2006, Guest student at ENSAD Paris 2009.