I am from Reykjavik

Sonia Hughes
' “Such a simple and powerful thing to watch” – audience feedback '

It’s simple really. I come to Utrecht. I find a spot, I build myself a shelter, I take it down. The next day I try somewhere else in the city.

I’m trying to feel at home anywhere. I want to know what is required of a stranger in a new city and what is required of a city when the new arrival appears. There are questions about entitlement, identity, belonging, freedom, home. Part sculpture, part protest, part ceremony. The invitation is to witness me and your neighbourhood. Come and go, pass by, stay - it takes me a while. See how well Utrecht and I meet.

"How open is the local community to newcomers? How visible are newcomers in the city’s landscape? With her temporary presence, Sonia Hughes challenges ideas around locality and questions the true extent of inclusivity and openness." - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

Lead Artist: Sonia Hughes
Architect: Lee Ivett of Baxendale Studios
Dramaturgy: Rabab Ghazoul
Artist’s Friends: Linda Brogan, Jo Fong, Humberto Velez, Fiona Wright, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa
Production Manager: Greg Akehurst
Producer for Sonia Hughes: Richard Morgan
Producer for Spill/Pacitti Company: Helen Watson
Photographer: Solomon Hughes
Huge thanks to: Ragnheiður Skúladóttir and Bjarni Jónsson for helping pushing this project up the hill from day one.
Co-commissioners: SPRING(Utrecht), Festspilline i Nord-Norge (Harstad), LIFT (London), Spill (Ipswich), International Living Theatre Festival (Aarhus)


14/05/2022 12:00

15/05/2022 12:00

17/05/2022 12:00

18/05/2022 12:00




Verschillende locaties


SPRING 2022 


Duration: Continuous between 12:00 - 19:00

Language: English

Free entrance

Sat 14 May: Antoniuskerk

Sun 15 May: opposite Omar-al-Faroukmoskee overvecht (crossing Arnodreef and Tiberdreef)

Tue 17 May: Rooseveltlaan at number 280

Wed 18 May: Griftpark, close to restaurant Peter's Bistro


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