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  • Artistic Director: Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir
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  • Music: Eva Rún Snorradóttir, Friðgeir Einarsson, Karl Ágúst Þórbergsson, Gunnar Tynes
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  • Costumes: Þórunn Elísabet Sveinsdóttir
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  • Set Design: Frosti Friðriksson og Þórunn E. Sveinsdóttir
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  • Lighting: Arnar Ingvarsson
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  • Actors, Performance Artists and Musicians: Aðalbjörg Árnadóttir, Magnea Valdimarsdóttir, Halldóra Malin Pétursdóttir, Helga Rakel Rafnsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, María Pálsdóttir, Gríma Kristjánsdótir, Sigríður Eir Zophoníasardóttir, Halla Mía Ólafsdóttir, Reynir Örn Þrastarson, Halga Birgisdóttir and many others.
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  • Premiered in the The Cultural House of Icelandic Heritage on the 16th of May.
  • It is the dawn of a new republic! As you enter a different world at the frontier of The Cultural House of Icelandic Heritage a new border has been established. In front of the building, a refugee camp symbolises the state of Iceland's independence in a time of financial depression, a nation as good as imprisoned in its own land. UN soldiers, peacekeepers and refugee-camp guards attend to people as they enter the gate. You are invited into what is called the heritage, a "true" aspect of a culture which offers no creativity -– a museum of the past, of death. A new visa is required in order to enter each zone, and appropriate documents at every post.
  • The museum symbolises man’s eternal search for knowledge, his attempt to find context in life, but things tend to lose their meaning when taken out of their natural environment and put into the hands of a State or power. What is history but a museum of memories? Could it even be described as the mind of an old man or a woman? Every individual  is a museum of knowledge, genetic memory, information saved in different places inside the body. During the performance you will be led through the labyrinth of His-tory or Her-story. The national culture becomes the culture of war and nothing will be the same again.  A "do-it-yourself" killing programme, national heroes, anthems to sing, enough bread for everyone; ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Performances, installations and music. Casualties unknown. The death of an historic memory is an option. The museum is a refuge and without the refuge it does not exist. The museum is an asylum. The work is sheltered from the weather, all sorts of dangers and, most of all, protected from any kind of questioning... 
  • The actress and artistic director Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir, in collaboration with a group of artists, leads you through a performance of "borders and bureaucracy" and a play about "the culture of war" in The National Centre for Cultural Heritage. The collective will bring a delicate matter into the building, a symbol of  Icelandic democracy and independence. The highly respected Cultural House of Icelandic Heritage becomes a venue for a circus of warfare, a debate about women, war and peace; "The Island remains", a play inside a play is about women meeting after a long war by Hrund Gunnsteinsdóttir.