(Sveitagong) Country Gong (2015) by Kristín Scheving

The work takes place by the artist’s grandmother’s farm where she spent time as a child. In the work, Kristín is re-living her memories of the place through her niece. Glitches are used in the work to represent glitches in the artist’s own memory where she is aware of the difference between glorified childhood memories vs. reality. The gong music was important to the artist in realizing the work as many memories for the work appeared during gong sessions. The artist also uses deformed sounds as the link between beautiful memories vs. sad memories. Memory is never a 100% true source as there is always an aspect of fantasy interacting with them.