A STROLL INTO HISTORY
23 May at 1pm
On Saturday 23 May 2009 at 1pm, the START ART gallery invites you to a performance installation commemorating all the women of Reykjavík who, in times past, washed their laundry in the hot springs in Laugardalur. Anyone who wishes to honour their memory is invited to take part. Reykjavík people may think of the hot springs as being a long way from the city centre, but they are actually a mere half-hour leisurely walk, a stroll that almost anyone aged eight to 80 can manage.
The walk will progress from Lækjartorg Square, up Laugavegur (“Hot Springs Road”) and into Laugardalur (“Hot Springs Valley”), ending at the old Washing Springs. Participants are asked to bring with them an article of clothing or bedding, which will link the walkers together in a continuous stream along Laugavegur to the Washing Springs. Events are planned at the beginning and end of the walk, and along the way.
The START ART gallery will house an exhibition and demonstrations of soap-making, in which visitors are encouraged to take part. The Weird Girls Project will be hosting a Mad Hatters and Mermaids teaparty at the end location, the Old Washing Springs - come and join us!