The Living Art Museum (Nýló) is proud to present exhibitions and works by five artists at Sequences VII

A series of visual installations constitutes the core of Sequences VII at Nýló. From absorbing digital rendering and experiments in ‘knowledge system’ to ‘instructive’ archival footage, from personal yet abstract narrative to presence-absence of the artist’s body, Nýló offers the festival visitors a range of experiences that will stay with them for a long time. No matter what you think you will find, the only advice is to let yourself go. Enter the zone. You are what you experience.

The schedule at the Living Art Museum will be as following:

6:30 pm – Friday 10th April

Núllið (0), Bankastræti 0, 101 Reykjavík
Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson
Opening hours: 14 -17 except Monday 13th April

3 pm – Saturday 11th April

Völvufell 13-21, 111 Breiðholt
Margrét Helga Sesseljudóttir, Jordan Baseman, Sally O’Reilly & Selma Hreggviðsdóttir

Opening hours: 12 -17 except Monday 13th April

Sequences VII presents a spectrum of video installations, exhibitions, screenings, performances and discussions centred on the theme of “Plumbing,” highlighting the often-unseen infrastructure that underlies digital communication and its complex network of pipes and wires and its metaphorical correspondence with the physical structure of the body as well as of the earth.

The seventh edition looks at the developments in the areas of DIY culture, body visualization and the dynamic possibilities offered by installation, sound and time-based media with an unbiased approach which embraces, rather than avoids, notions of amateurism, improvisation, “glitch” aesthetics and bottom-up creative initiative.

Drawing on influences from the local environment as well as the global phenomenon of data space, Sequences VII includes a selection of 26 artists, performers and manipulators of images, data and bodies who were keen to exchange, mix and reconfigure thoughts, doubts, works, time and space. Sequences VII will take place in publicly-funded and commercial galleries, artist-run spaces, project spaces and informal locations in Reykjavík.

Sequences is an independent biennial, established in Reykjavík in 2006. The aim of the ten-day festival is to produce and present progressive visual art with special focus on time-based mediums, such as performance, sonic works, video and public interventions. An offspring of the dynamic art scene that thrives in Reykjavik, Sequences is the first art festival in Iceland to focus on visual art alone. New artistic directors are hired to reshape each edition of Sequences according to their vision, making it unique and different every time.

Founding members are the Living Art Museum, the Icelandic Art Center, Kling & Bang gallery, Dwarf Gallery and Gallery Bananananas (the last one closed early 2007). Each institute has a representative on the board, but all the major venues and cultural institutions in the Greater-Reykjavík area have worked with the festival in one way or another. Over three hundred artists from around the world have participated in the festival. The first editions, 2006-8, were annual but in 2009 it was decided to slow the pace and hold the festival every other year. Sequences is funded with generous support of various domestic and foreign funds.