Eyes Cast

Elín Jakobsdóttir
Fri 3 Oct 2014 to Sun 18 Jan 2015

Elín Jakobsdóttir presents Eyes Cast, a new film alongside plumpe Denken Modalities, a new series of paper cut-outs and drawings.

This German expression ‘plumpe Denken’ is taken from Bertolt Brecht who stated a preference for working with plump or clumsy thoughts. The drawings are concerned with the territory of the mind and body, bringing together objects from the everyday environment, body parts, abstract shapes and lines that trace pathways of thought, humour and poetic ambiguity.

Eyes Cast, shot in Super 8 on location in Leeds Art Gallery is a silent visual poem that traces a path through the building focussing on two bronze portrait busts by Jacob Epstein asking questions about the durability of the artwork, highlighting our own mortality and shifts between factual document and reverie.

On Tues 9 Dec, from 6pm, Elín Jakobsdóttir will be in conversation with Francis McKee, Director of CCA Gallery, Glasgow – join us at Leeds Art Gallery to hear more from the artist.


Elín Jakobsdóttir’s Eyes Cast is supported by Arts Council England and Creative Scotland. The artist is represented by Chrome Gallery.

Image; Elín Jakobsdóttir, Her Master’s Voice (detail), 2014, courtesy of the artist and Krome Gallery.