ref: Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
Steina Zooeydóttir (°Bolungarvik, Iceland) is a historian, and filmmaker.
As an archivist, Zooeydóttir reflects on the closely related subjects of archive and memory, by using an ever-growing amount of footage provided by Various Artists, to create autonomous artworks. Her research is both focused on the need for ‘clear’ narratives and the question whether anecdotes ‘fictionalise’ history.
She can be considered being the note-taker of Various Artists. Collecting, altering, and deconstructing the material by applying abstraction as multilayered images arise. Her works conceals the original structure, resulting in the fact that the artist can easily imagine an own interpretation without being hindered by the historical reality. Steina Zooeydóttir currently lives and works in Brussels.