I'm watching me watching me and you are with me watching you that is with me.

I was watching me watching me and you were with me watching you that was with me

I just want to be unique. Without being different.

I so just want to be, like I am. But at the same time I want to be what you want me to be.


Author and director: Nina Hjálmarsdóttir

Performers: Birkir Sveinbjörnsson og Selma Reynisdóttir

Music: Ingvi Rafn Björgvinsson

Tech- and stage: Egill Ingibergsson


Photographer: Ísabella Katarína Márusdóttir


Premiered in Tunglið, Reykjavík december 12th 2015


Upcoming: NEU NOW FESTIVAL, Amsterdam

Performance + Artist Talk
Friday 16 September 2016 / 22.15 / Westergastheater


Suitable began by researching identity and resulted in a collection of personal and autobiographical stories. Nína Hjálmarsdóttir method involved the translation of these stories into movements, scenes and interactions using video technology with layers of live-streaming and video clips. The goal was to raise questions regarding what it means to have an identity, to be of a specific gender, to be an Icelander and to be in love.

Suitable is a performance that raises questions about identity and intimacy: who we are and what groups we belong to. It began with researching our own identity. The multiplied layers enable us to literally interact with each other and ourselves, blurring the line between the past and the present. The performance was created based on intuition and emotion, rather than with a specific purpose to deliver a particular message to the audience. Instead, the performance invites them to develop their own personal interpretation. The scenes performed in the piece are the final results of an improvisational process, and the music was created during rehearsals, which in turn influenced the final performance. The performance, which straddles the borders of theatre, visual arts and performance arts, was developed in our final year of Theatre & Performance Making at the Iceland Academy of the Arts.



Ég er að horfa á mig að horfa á mig og þú ert með mér að horfa á þig sem er með mér.
Ég var að horfa á mig að horfa á mig og þú varst með mér að horfa á þig sem var með mér.
Mig langar bara svo mikið að vera einstakur. Án þess að vera öðruvísi.
Mig langar bara svo mikið að vera, eins og ég er. En samt á sama tíma vil ég svo mikið vera sú sem að þú vilt að ég sé.

Höfundur og leikstjórn: Nína Hjálmarsdóttir
Flytjendur og túlkun: Birkir Sveinbjörnsson og Selma Reynisdóttir
Tónlist: Ingvi Rafn Björgvinsson
Tækni- og sviðsmyndaaðstoð: Egill Ingibergsson

Ljósmyndari: Ísabella Katarína Márusdóttir

Sýnt í TUNGLINU, stúdíói Listaháskólans við Austurstræti 
12. desember kl.18:00
14. desember kl.20:00