Cartography & Translations

The Expedition to the Magic Mountain welcomes you to the second evening-wake in The Living Art Museum, Cartography and Translations, September 14th at 8pm.

Haraldur Erlendsson – discusses the evening’s topics
Max Frisch [1911- 1991] – Der Mensch erscheint im Holozän / Man in the Holocene

Translation and Reader : Jón Bjarni Atlason

The Expedition to the Magic Mountain (2013-2020)* is an experiment with time and space, exploring levels of consciousness, knowledge and sensibility, old and new. We want to go beyond the borders of self-assumed existential conditions, and at the same time we have to acknowledge and face past and present forces of creativity and destruction.

We approach them through art, literature, conversation, action. We leave the stage and at the same time remain, seeking, to be found within and without. We sense the project as a conception and birth of a single, fractured mind, individual works merge and flow together in collective, temporary spaces of experience. We excavate the wasteland of consumers, consumed with endless shortage and craving for more, when nothing more is to be had.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Expedition welcomes you to three evening wakes:

Thursday September 7th, 8 pm – The Artist as a Medium.
Thursday September 14th, 8pm – Cartography and Translations.
Thursday September 21st, 8pm – Music from the Magic Mountain.

*Members of the expedition are Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir, Birna Bjarnadóttir, Gauti Kristmannsson, Haraldur Jónsson, Karlotta Blöndal, Steingrímur Eyfjörd and Unnar Örn Auðarson.