Cycle I Concerts, LARP and Greenlandic rap

4.-10. september

Cycle Music and Art Festival will take over Gerðarsafn all September with a diverse programme. During the first week concerts, workshops, LARP, screenings and works under construction will take place.

Cycle Music and Art Festival will take over Gerðarsafn all September with a programme of workshops, residencies, talks, film screenings, communal dinners, concerts, role-playing events, performances and art exhibitions. Cycle is taking place for the third year based around the upcoming centenary of Icelandic sovereignty with focus on Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland and these countries' historical and current relations with Denmark. 

During the first week concerts, workshops, LARP, screenings and works under construction will take place. The festival programme can be found on Cycle's website and selected events can be seen below.

TAGS I Concert
5. September 6 p.m.

Tags is a work based on ear markings in the areas of Suður-Þingeyjarsýsla and Kelduhverfi. In the work notations of the tags are translated into language and music systems, and in the translation process new understandings surface and create a new interpretation of the original system. Ear tags are part of historical heritage and have a local meaning, are part of specific farms through generations, but can also be looked at abstractly and symbolic for a certain knowledge and have distinctive grammar and aesthetic qualities. The ear tag has a strong physical appeal - the ear of the sheep decides on the shape of the mark – and some typical features of a symbol in language. In the work the elements of the marks are used to create a new vision. Tags is a collaborative work between Jóhannes Dagsson, visual artist, Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson, composer and Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir, pianist. Performers: Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir, piano - Frank Aarnink, percussion - Kristín Jónsdóttir, moderator.

J.T.P GL & Uyarakq I Concert
6. September at 8 p.m.

J.T.P GL is a shooting star in the Greenlandic music scene. With a sincere yet defiant style of performance he delivers lyrics that transmit his opinions of Greenlandic social and political affairs as well as the, sometimes difficult, relations between Denmark and Greenland.

J.T.P GL performs together with his DJ and producer Uyaraqk at KEX, Skúlagata 28 in downtown Reykjavík.

Aqqalu Berthelsen, better known as Uyarakq, is a Greenlandic electronic musician, producer and DJ.
His musical background varies from metal to funk which he played with a passion in his youth in Greenland and Denmark. Currently, Aqqalu is producing electronic music and hip hop for Inuit rappers. He is also the man behind the music label and production company Mediahouse Qunnersuaq.

2031 I LARP

10. September at 3 p.m.

“2031” is an offspring project of Utopian Union, led by Ana Gzirishvili and Sara Løve Daðadóttir. Using LARP as a methodology they investigate utopian ideas inviting others who share a desire for new perspectives and utopias to join them.

LARP (live action role play) is a thriving participatory culture where groups of people come together in creating and inhabiting imaginary worlds and individuals develop their own role. Therefore, LARP makes it possible to experience circumstances that usually lie beyond everyday life. In this open LARP session, members of the public are invited to engage in role-play, explore the experience of another person and to delve into the unknown.

Those interested to participate are encouraged to sign up!

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