Dodda Maggý (b.1981) studied fine arts and musical composition in Iceland and in Scandinavia. Her audio-visual works explore the artistic language of the two mediums combined, sometimes mediated through performance, providing poetic works that carry a lyrical sensibility. The works often visualize perceptual experiences and mental states, carrying the viewer into various altered states of consciousness. That particular transcendence is provided through visually lush moving imagery as well as her musical compositions and her interest in the relationship between the two, wavering on the border of the fantastical.
Producing audio-visual installations, films, music, sound art or silent moving images, Dodda Maggý attempts to externalize the internal dimensions of dreams, memories and imagination. Her pieces often portray a highly personal emotionalism, sometimes using her own persona and voice as an integral part of the creative work. The creative methodological parallels of working in audio and visual media is a regular research subject of Dodda Maggý’s, as she tends to approach the visual in a musically composed manner, using timing, rhythm and flow, with the two mediums taking on each other’s characteristics.
Her work has been widely exhibited in museums, galleries and art fairs worldwide, such as The National Gallery of Iceland, The Reykjavík Art Museum, Scandinavia House in New York, Yale University in the US and Contemporary Art Society in London. She currently lives and works in Reykjavik. In 2017 she was selected for an award by ARoS – Aarhus kunstmuseum – which hosted an exhibition of her work that same year.