Extracts from the text: Breaking the Space, by Halldór Björn Runólfsson
By disrupting actual space with extraneous elements, discordant colours, chaotic constructions, disparity of industrial matter and materials, inconstant lighting, sound of miscellaneous sources and a running slide-show the artist couple leads us beyond any tranquil, deliberate contemplation. Bombarded by all these disturbing elements we are not able to make a clear distinction anymore between our own subjective person and the environment. As soon as we enter Libia´s and Ólafur´s carnavalesque hangouts we become an integral part of the Dionysiac atmosphere which prevails in their random environments. Our senses are disturbed at every instance by a mixture of fragrances, common and exotic, while complementary colour schemes hit our eyes. These are often carefully laid in a geometric, or optical manner, together with furniture which reverberates the pattern on the walls. But as soon as it tends to dominate the space it is confronted by an informal muddy substance of earth, pigment and spilled paint, crumbling or leaking on the floor and blending with hoses, cords and flexes which criss-cross the space as tatty cobwebs.