Geirthrudur Finnbogadottir Hjorvar



“Double Accounting” takes its name by combining two concepts: that of double-entry bookkeeping and of keeping two sets of books.

While double-entry bookkeeping proposes a parallel interpretation of reality on each side of a column, the act of keeping two sets of book suggests two distinct reality within each of the two books. Each as if they were two versions of a self-enclosed universe that are symmetrical and dialectically opposed.

“Double Accounting” is therefore the name of the exhibition in which to introduce prints built on a dual system by which to categorise the totality of the world along alternate paths. One is built loosely on metaphysics, or a system of philosophy that deals with the underlying laws of reality. The second on (dialectical) materialism, or the perception of reality as deduced through materials. Realistically speaking, this means in the economic sense of reality. As in subsistence. As in infrastructure. As in large masses of human bodies coordinating their material needs within a given infrastructure.

The exhibition is supported by Starfslaunasjóður listamanna and Myndlistarsjóður.