Wunderkind is a performance art duo, based in Reykjavík, Iceland. Wunderkind was founded in 2011, and is the side project of poet Bergþóra Snæbjörnsdóttir (b.1985) and visual artist Rakel McMachon (b.1983). They work on the border of poetry, visual art and theatre. Lately they have been exploring the film medium as well. Their work continuously explores the society from the point of view of individual experience, its implicit solitude and absurd nature. Examining the oscillation between privacy and voyeurism, fondness and fetish, memory and nostalgia.
Wunderkind have exhibited their work internationally since 2012 and taken part in performance festivals, such as Performance Art Oslo and Dimanché Rouge in Helsinki.
Wunderkind is an expandable entity, bringing in various collaborators and actors. In their latest work, Waiting Room, they collaborate with filmmaker Dögg Mósesdóttir and musician Einar Tönsberg.
Dögg was born in 1979 and grew up in small fishing village, Grundarfjörður, in the west of Iceland. She studied film directing in C.e.c.c. in Barcelona, Spain from2003-2006. Her graduation film Eyja won awards for best music and best director at the Sitges International Film Festival in the New Authors competition.
Dögg is the director and founder of The Northern Wave International Short Film Festival and president of WIFT (Women in film and television) in Iceland. She also represents Iceland in the board of Wift Nordic. She is the co-owner of the production company Freyja Filmwork.
Dögg is an awarded short film director and has directed documentaries, campaigns, and music videos both in Spain and Iceland. She is currently developing a feature film and a documentary supported by the Icelandic film fund. She's also the creator of the 10 episode drama series Hugborg produced by Saga film, estimated to go into production in 2018, she will direct part of the series.