Issue #22 – Fall 2014

Katrín Sigurðardóttir. The Mask

The Mask is a collaborative text born from the exchange and longstanding friendship between the artist Katrín Sigurðardóttir and the poet Kristín Ómarsdóttir. Its form fluctuates from that of a play to an interview to an informal dialogue, revealing the importance of confrontation and mutual understanding of these two independent artists’ investigations. The focus is on their relations with surfaces and with closed systems as puzzles that open up different possibilities. As Sigurðardóttir states regarding the text: “A work can depict a surface, without being a surface itself. In the same way, a text can appear as a play, without being a play. In some way, I am ambivalent whether this text is actually a script or just a text that assumes the form of a script. Like a picture of a script rather than intentionally or functionally a script.”

Katrín Sigurðardóttir (Reykjavik, 1967), lives and works in New York.

Peep-Hole Sheet is a quarterly of writings by artists. Each issue is dedicated solely to one artist, who is invited to contribute with an unpublished text whose content is completely free in terms both of subject and format. The texts are published in their original language, with accompanying translation in English. Peep-Hole Sheet is meant for those who believe artists are catalysts for ideas all around us, and who want to read their words without any filter. Over time it aspires to build up an anthology of writings that might open new perspectives for interpreting and understanding our times. Peep-Hole Sheet is published and distributed by Mousse Publishing.