KARTÖFLUR // Borgarleikhúsið 2019-2020
In the new performance Kartöflur (e. Potatoes), in collaboration with composer Halldór Eldjárn, the multi art group CGFC explores potatoes and their context in Iceland. Through the farmers behind the production and their feelings regarding the potato, the group goes on a research-rollercoaster to get to the bottom of what happened to Helga Gísladóttir, the forgotten but revolutionary potato farmer in Hrunamannahreppur, and to how chips are made.
Apart from the performance, the group painted a portrait of Helga Gísladóttir and handed it over to the Ministry of Agriculture, where it was accepted and will hang on it’s walls for years to come.
Premiere 24.10.2019 in Reykjavík City Theatre, Iceland.
Also shown at the Reykjavík City Theatre in September 2020.