In the project Foremothers, Sigrun reenacts her female ancestors photos, with emphasis on gestures and posing, exploring her identity through the process. By focusing on similarities and differences, dissecting the key elements she creates unique self-portrait reenactments that also reflect on her own identity.
Sigrun Lydsdottir (IS) explores feminine identity through photography and the moving image. She asks questions about gender equality, female objectification, while looking at the beauty and strength in femininity. She uses self-portraiture, allowing her total control as an artist, and symbolism in props and image build-up, to express her intentions and opinions.