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Feel safe to feel safe

Department of Fine Arts Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Tutor/advisor: Alexandra Landré
A thesis submitted to the faculty at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague for the B.A. in fine arts on the 2nd of March 2020.

In her research, Eva departs from a deeply rooted interest in the psychology of space, in particular the phenomenon of ‘feeling safe’. Starting with her own experiences and observations during her artistic and activist practice, she investigates the relationship between spatial awareness, philosophical conceptualisation and the process of movement through space. Her writing style is concentrated as well as poetic allowing for plenty of room between the different notions of safety, whether it is related to the idea of a place like ‘home’ or referring to a collective, social experience of public space. Delicate, tentative and yet decisive in her approach, the thesis can hopefully serve as a chapter in Eva’s ongoing exploration of spatial settings as the basic requirements for creating a stage with ultimately one goal: allowing to take action – whether it is artistically or politically

Text by Alexandra Landré

For access to the thesis contact Eva Sigurðardóttir at evasig93@gmail.com