Archive for August, 2017

Joan Jonas, Sequences VIII Honorary Artist’s debut in The Living Art Museum

Aug 29 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

Sequences VIII

Sequences opens its ten-day biennial in Reykjavik, Iceland, on October 6, 2017 and proudly presents the work of twenty-one local and international artists and honorary artist Joan Jonas in this eighth edition.

An offspring of the dynamic art scene that thrives in Reykjavík, Sequences Real Time Art Festival is an independent biennial that aims to produce and present progressive visual art with a special focus on time-based mediums such as performance, sonic works, video, and public interventions. Sequences VIII features a selection of artists and performers, many of whom engage in cross-disciplinary collaboration.

The hub of Sequences VIII will be the newly opened Marshall House, home to the artist-run spaces The Living Art Museum and Kling & Bang. The festival will also take place in other artist-run and publicly funded locations throughout Reykjavik. A blossoming off-venue program will be presented alongside the curated program

Margot Norton, curator at the New Museum in New York, is the curator of Sequences VIII.

“Elastic Hours”

While Sequences uses the term “real time” to refer to time-based media, “Sequences VIII: Elastic Hours” considers how the term might be applied to the experience of art making, exploring how artists manipulate time as a raw material. Stretching, echoing, and inverting hours, the works included in Sequences VIII often go beyond standardized metrics such as clocks to investigate alternative systems for measuring and experiencing time. These works remind us that our daily rhythms are not solely determined by tradition and locality but also rooted in the natural forces, beyond our control.

The passage of time is acutely palpable in Iceland in particular, as with the region’s seasonal extremes in the duration of daylight hours and mercurial weather conditions. In charting the passage of time through unconventional means, the artists included bring heightened awareness and critical insights into our relationships with objects, society, and the universe around us.

Honorary artist: Joan Jonas

Since the late 1960s, Joan Jonas (b. 1936 New York. Lives and works in New York) has created groundbreaking multidisciplinary works that investigate time-based structures and the politics of spectatorship.

Her projects often simultaneously incorporate elements of theater, dance, sound, text, drawing, sculpture, and video projection. They rely on alternate identities, narrative symbols and threads, but they also refuse linearity, privileging instead the doubled and fractured tale.

A pioneer of video art, Jonas began using the Portapak video system in 1970 to explore the shifts that occur from the camera to the projection to the body and the space of the live action. For her recent videos, performances, and installations, Jonas has frequently collaborated with musicians and dancers and has drawn from literary sources and mythic tales in realizing her multi-layered explorations.

For Sequences, Jonas will present a solo exhibition at The Living Art Museum, which will include a selection of works from throughout her career—from her early videos Wind (1968) and Song Delay (1973) to stream or river or flight or pattern (2016/2017), a project that she conceived on recent travels to Venice, Singapore, Nova Scotia, and Vietnam.

She will also present a performance at Tjarnarbíó on Sunday, October 8, featuring a new collaboration with Icelandic composer and musician María Huld Markan.

Image: Joan Jonas, Song Delay, 1973, film still. © 2017 Joan Jonas / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Organizers:
The Living Art Museum, Kling & Bang and the Icelandic Art Center are responsible for Sequences and this eighth edition is organized by a team including curator Margot Norton, producer Edda Kristín Sigurjónsdóttir and the board of Sequences.

Sponsors:
Sequences is made possible with support from Iceland Visual Arts Fund, City of Reykjavík, Promote Iceland, Iceland Naturally and the all-embracing and invigorating collaborative effort of artists.

Artists:

– Helena Aðalsteinsdóttir (b. 1990 Reykjavík. Lives and works in Amsterdam)

– Birgir Andrésson (b. 1955 Westman Islands, Iceland. d. 2007 Reykjavík)

– Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir (b. 1980 Reykjavík. Lives and works in Rvk)

– Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir (b. 1990 Reykjavík. Lives and works in Amsterdam)

– Elín Hansdóttir (b. 1980 Reykjavík. Lives and works in Reykjavík)

– David Horvitz (b. 1982 Los Angeles. Lives and works in Los Angeles) with Jófríður Ákadóttir (b. 1994 Reykjavík. Lives and works in Reykjavík)

– Anna K.E. (b. 1986, Tbilisi, Georgia. Lives and works in New York and Düsseldorf, Germany) and Florian Meisenberg (b. 1980, Berlin. Lives and works in New York and Düsseldorf, Germany)

– Alicja Kwade (b. 1979 Katowice, Poland. Lives and works in Berlin)

– Florence Lam (b. 1992, Vancouver, Canada. Lives and works in Reykjavík)

– Nancy Lupo (b. 1983 Flagstaff, Arizona. Lives and works in Los Angeles)

– Sara Magenheimer (b. 1981, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lives and works in New York)

– Rebecca Erin Moran (b. 1976 Greeley, Colorado. Lives and works in Reykjavík)

– Eduardo Navarro (b. 1979 Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina)

– Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson (b. 1971 Reykjavík. Lives and works in Reykjavík)

– Roman Ondák (b. 1966 Žilina, Slovakia. Lives and works in Bratislava, Slovakia)

– Habbý Ósk (b. 1979 Akureyri, Iceland. Lives and works in New York)

– Agnieszka Polska (b. 1985, Lublin, Poland. Lives and works in Berlin)

– Aki Sasamoto (b. 1980 Yokohama, Japan. Lives and works in New York)

– Cally Spooner (b. 1983 Ascot, England. Lives and works in London and Athens, Greece)

– Una Sigtryggsdóttir (b. 1990, Reykjavik. Lives and works in Reykjavik)

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15. þáttur – Hvað er tíminn?

Aug 21 2017 Published by under Útvarp Töfrafjall

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14. þáttur – Gull: Karlmaður logagyltur frá hvirfli til ilja, hárlaus, hefir gylt augu, blóðrauða skikkju á herðum, sverð í gyltum skeiðum á hlið. Fötin eru nærskorin.

Aug 20 2017 Published by under Útvarp Töfrafjall

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13. þáttur – Ef ég ætti að lýsa tímabilinu á undan heimsstyrjöldinni fyrri í sem fæstum orðum held ég að það verði best gert með því að kalla það gullöld öryggisins.

Aug 19 2017 Published by under Útvarp Töfrafjall

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12. þáttur – kalin hringekja ekur eftir ísaðri hringbraut

Aug 17 2017 Published by under Útvarp Töfrafjall

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11. þáttur – Hann fór ekki mjúkum höndum um sjúklinga sína, hvorki andlega né líkamlega, og hann dekraði ekki á nokkurn hátt við kvilla þeirra.

Aug 16 2017 Published by under Útvarp Töfrafjall

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10. þáttur – Hann var sérfræðingur í décadence.

Aug 16 2017 Published by under Útvarp Töfrafjall

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9. þáttur – Hamingjan er krossinn sem öllum er reistur.

Aug 15 2017 Published by under Útvarp Töfrafjall

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8. þáttur – …, einmitt þá, þegar ‚veiðin mikla‘ hefst og um leið hættan mikla — einmitt þá glata þeir bæði sjón sinni og þefskyni.

Aug 13 2017 Published by under Útvarp Töfrafjall

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7. þáttur – Sannarlega? En þá eruð þér yfirmáta merkilegt rannsóknarefni. Ég hef nefnilega aldrei áður hitt fullkomlega heilbrigða manneskju.

Aug 13 2017 Published by under Útvarp Töfrafjall

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6. þáttur – Meðan ég var með Virgli hátt uppi í fjallinu, sem græðir margar sálir, og klifraði svo niður í gegnum ríki dauðra,…

Aug 12 2017 Published by under Útvarp Töfrafjall

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5. þáttur – Sem vænta má er til legíó greina, ritgerða og doktorsnafnbóta um aldur og uppruna Kimblagarrs, sem telja má eitt merkilegasta prump í fornaldarbókmenntum vorum.

Aug 11 2017 Published by under Útvarp Töfrafjall

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4. þáttur – Þetta er eins og að vera á björtum stað en augun skynja ekki birtuna vegna innra moldviðris.

Aug 10 2017 Published by under Útvarp Töfrafjall

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3. þáttur – Oft er eins og við séum í litlum takti við aðrar Evrópuþjóðir…

Aug 08 2017 Published by under Útvarp Töfrafjall

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2. þáttur – Þér komið til okkar sem sjúklingur, ef ég mætti spyrja?

Aug 08 2017 Published by under Útvarp Töfrafjall

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The Magic Mountain Radio

Aug 07 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

The Expedition to the Magic Mountain in collaboration with The Living Art Museum present The Magic Mountain Radio offer a series of radio podcasts updated daily over the course of fourteen days between August 7th to 21st.

The din from the mountain is carried unfiltered to listeners from August 7-21, 2017.

Each programme echoes the spring of the living soul – here you will find something you miss.

The members of the expedition are Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir, Birna Bjarnadóttir, Gauti Kristmannsson, Haraldur Jónsson, Karlotta Blöndal, Steingrímur Eyfjörð & Unnar Örn J. Auðarson.

Writers and translators: Edith Södergran/Njörður P. Njarðvík, Friedrich Nietzsche/Arthúr Björgvin Bollason og Þröstur Ásmundsson, Undína, Sigfús Daðason, Guðbergur Bergsson, Thomas Mann/Gauti Kristmannsson, Kristján Árnason, Teresa frá Avíla/Birna Bjarnadóttir, Gunnar Gunnarsson, Kristín Ómarsdóttir, Dante Alighieri/Erlingur E. Halldórsson, Stefan Zweig/Halldór J. Jónsson og Ingólfur Pálmason, Guttormur J. Guttormsson.

Readers: Steingrímur Eyfjörð, Karlotta Blöndal, Haraldur Jónsson, Gauti Kristmannsson, Unnar Örn Auðarson.

Host: Birna Bjarnadóttir.

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1. þáttur – En sárasta sár mitt það verður, að sjá á þér galla.

Aug 07 2017 Published by under Útvarp Töfrafjall

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