10.22.2022

16:00—18:00

Events

LIMBÓ: Silent Disco

We are happy to announce the opening of Silent Disco, an installation by Anna Guðrún Tómasdóttir in Limbó, The Living Art Museum’s project space. Join us for the opening on October 22  at 16:00. The installation will be open to visitors until October 28, during The Living Art Museum’s regular opening hours.

Silent Disco

Nothing is ever “silent”.

I have been researching sound and silence in this process. How we humans express ourselves. In an experiment to try to understand the meaning of sound and silence I will be using a microphone. The microphone sheds light on people's interactions and how sound and silence become one. Do you always have to fill the silence with words and sounds? Silence is another form of expression. We talk a lot but do not say anything.

What do we do to fill the void? Silent Disco is an experiment, an installation piece about the reflection of social behaviour.

ANNA GUÐRÚN TÓMASDÓTTIR is a dancer and choreographer with a BA degree from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. She graduated from the International Contemporary Dance Program in the spring of 2021, but with the program, she also did an internship at the Icelandic Dance Group and worked closely with Erna Ómarsdóttir, the artistic director of the group, and Hálla Ólafsdóttir with the piece Rómeó ❤ Júlía. After graduation, she began an internship with two artists, the choreographer Ásrúna Magnúsdóttir and the artist Ragnar Kjartansson. Dance has been a part of Anna's life since she was 8, when she started studying at the Icelandic School of Performing Arts, where she auditioned for classical ballet and modern dance. She graduated from the modern course in 2018. Anna has danced on many stages and in the streets of Iceland and worked with the nation's leading artists. Anna was also a dancer in the FWD youth company, which is a dance group for young dancers. There she worked with choreographers such as Katrína Gunnasdóttir, Unni Elísabeta in her popular stage piece Ég býð mig fær, Gígja Jónsdóttir, Sóley Frostadóttir and Of Monsters and Men. 

Anna does not limit her artistic creation only to dance. She is a singer in the feminist punk band "The Boob Sweat Gang", which has released an album and a music video. Music has been Anna's hobby for a long time, and she has a great need for creativity in that field, which is shown in her performance by her sidekick DJ Gína Manic.

In the spring of 2022, Anna received a grant from the Reykjavík Dance Festival in collaboration with Dansverkstæðið, where she continued to develop her graduation piece. The result was the visual artwork Silent Disco, which was shown at Dansverkstæðið and will be staged again at the Icelandic Museum of Contemporary Art at the end of October.

LIMBÓ is a platform for artists, curators, and others working in the field of contemporary visual art. With an emphasis on processual work and experiments, Limbó is conceived as an evolving platform for works in progress, performances, installations, discursive events, public readings, research presentations, and various short-term projects seeking public encounters.

We are happy to announce the opening of Silent Disco, an installation by Anna Guðrún Tómasdóttir in Limbó, The Living Art Museum’s project space. Join us for the opening on October 22  at 16:00. The installation will be open to visitors until October 28, during The Living Art Museum’s regular opening hours.

Silent Disco

Nothing is ever “silent”.

I have been researching sound and silence in this process. How we humans express ourselves. In an experiment to try to understand the meaning of sound and silence I will be using a microphone. The microphone sheds light on people's interactions and how sound and silence become one. Do you always have to fill the silence with words and sounds? Silence is another form of expression. We talk a lot but do not say anything.

What do we do to fill the void? Silent Disco is an experiment, an installation piece about the reflection of social behaviour.

ANNA GUÐRÚN TÓMASDÓTTIR is a dancer and choreographer with a BA degree from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. She graduated from the International Contemporary Dance Program in the spring of 2021, but with the program, she also did an internship at the Icelandic Dance Group and worked closely with Erna Ómarsdóttir, the artistic director of the group, and Hálla Ólafsdóttir with the piece Rómeó ❤ Júlía. After graduation, she began an internship with two artists, the choreographer Ásrúna Magnúsdóttir and the artist Ragnar Kjartansson. Dance has been a part of Anna's life since she was 8, when she started studying at the Icelandic School of Performing Arts, where she auditioned for classical ballet and modern dance. She graduated from the modern course in 2018. Anna has danced on many stages and in the streets of Iceland and worked with the nation's leading artists. Anna was also a dancer in the FWD youth company, which is a dance group for young dancers. There she worked with choreographers such as Katrína Gunnasdóttir, Unni Elísabeta in her popular stage piece Ég býð mig fær, Gígja Jónsdóttir, Sóley Frostadóttir and Of Monsters and Men. 

Anna does not limit her artistic creation only to dance. She is a singer in the feminist punk band "The Boob Sweat Gang", which has released an album and a music video. Music has been Anna's hobby for a long time, and she has a great need for creativity in that field, which is shown in her performance by her sidekick DJ Gína Manic.

In the spring of 2022, Anna received a grant from the Reykjavík Dance Festival in collaboration with Dansverkstæðið, where she continued to develop her graduation piece. The result was the visual artwork Silent Disco, which was shown at Dansverkstæðið and will be staged again at the Icelandic Museum of Contemporary Art at the end of October.

LIMBÓ is a platform for artists, curators, and others working in the field of contemporary visual art. With an emphasis on processual work and experiments, Limbó is conceived as an evolving platform for works in progress, performances, installations, discursive events, public readings, research presentations, and various short-term projects seeking public encounters.