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Sat 2 May  |  7pm 
Online performance in real time, broadcast live from the artist’s home  |  Age 16+


Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir

ELISION by Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir.J

Imagine you are floating far away from everyone and everything you know. You are not on a lilo, you are on a door. You are not warm, you are freezing cold. With you is someone really important to you. Do you share the door or do you keep it to yourself?


In a climate of division and disconnection, Elision explores alikeness, otherness and ideas of belonging through light-hearted attempts at staying warm. The lights are bright, the ice is melting and the set slowly deflating as the performance unravels through ever-changing text, movement and audience interaction; swiftly moving between humour and seriousness, life and death. Drawing on autobiography, pop culture and ice in its many forms, Elision is a hilarious yet tender show about what it’s like to feel left out in the cold. 


Icelandic artist Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir is desperately trying to stay warm. She invites you to join her in an inflatable tropical paradise as she embarks on a journey to escape the cold and feel the warmth. 


Elision has been previously supported by NEXT Festival at The Yard, London.

Image: Julia Bauer

Ticket information and accessing events online

Due to Covid-19, this year's GIFT festival has been re-imagined online providing a digital space for us to come together and experience work and participate in virtual discussion events and workshop activities.

Tickets are limited and Pay What You Decide. You can make a donation to support this year’s festival here

Artist biographies

Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir

Gudrun is an Icelandic performance maker and director based in Glasgow. Gudrun creates autobiographical work, questioning authenticity, the rehearsed live moment and ideas around theatrical deconstruction.


She received Artsadmin’s BANNER Award in 16/17 and has performed her work at multiple venues and festivals across the UK and internationally. Gudrun engages in a complex, honest approach, allowing her to unravel layers of meaning through playful use of text, movement, DIY aesthetic and everyday materials. Her work is light-hearted with a serious undertone, involving the audience in her explorations.

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