Gabriela Fridriksdóttir

We are from the same family. Our grandfathers are brothers. Our collaboration started in a kind of thinking out loud, over coffee. She would understand everything in a very visual way. She also liked how I understood what she was doing, so our collaboration to begin with was a mental kind of thing. Then we decided three years ago that we should work a little more together.

First we collaborated on Björk’s Family Tree and the Greatest Hits album with M/M. In November last year we shot a video together where we tried to make the perfect collaboration. We shot the video in a horse farm in Iceland. Now we’re editing the raw material. We shot a music video for one of her songs on the new album, Medulla and another for the tetralogia I’m working on for the Venice Biennale. It’s an experiment.

i-D, March 2005