CYCLE I Visual Resonance, The future of The Icelandic Constitution, We all need heroes

19.- 24.09.2017

Cycle Music and Art Festival will take over Gerðarsafn all September with a diverse program. The last week of the Cycle Music and Art Festival has started with concerts, open meeting, screening and talk.


20. September 8 p.m. 

VISUAL RESONANCE is a meeting of contemporary visual art and contemporary music. Compositions, musicians and instruments are part of a visual staging: the music is installed spatially, surrounded with art objects and art actions and reflected or commented on by these. Current compositions by Ann Cleare, Rama Gottfried, Kaj Duncan David and Johan Svensson form the starting point of this collaboration between the composers, the Berlin based Ensemble Mosaic and the artists Haraldur Jónsson, Darri Lorenzen, Margrét H. Blöndal and Elín Hansdóttir. 


22. September 7:30 p.m. 

A Constitution is a Process, is a new work from the artists Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson. The work will mark the first ever public presentation of those five constitutions together. Speakers at the meeting are Libia Castro (ES) - Ólafur Ólafsson (IS) - Ragnar Aðalsteinsson (IS) - Ragnheiður Kristjánsdóttir (IS) - Njörður Sigurðsson (IS). Free admission. 

ORVIILOT | Concert Hong Kong New Music Ensemble 

23. September 8 p.m. 

At the concert Orviilot Hong Kong New Music Ensemble will perform for the first time the work Orviilot by composer Lam Lai og artist Sigurður Guðjónsson, Doublé by composer Alex Yiu og 215° by composer Áka Ásgeirsson. The concert will be in dialouge with the installation moon.gate by artist Kingsley Ng and Angus Lee composer. The work is inspired by the Chinese symbol for freedom and relaxation (閒). Admission is 1000 kr. 

WE ALL NEED HEROES | Screening and Talk 

24. September 3 p.m. 

We always need heroes is a long term multi-disciplinary art project delving into the psychological and social dynamics of Iceland's Crash of 2008. Rather than purely economic, the Crash was the collapse of a collective narrative and myth. During this event we will see the premiere screening of the project's video work, after which Rosie Heinrich will be joined by a number of her interviewees for a panel discussion. Moderator is Sara S. Öldudóttir, Social Scientist.

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