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Í Alvöru – Sequences IX

Í Alvöru – Sequences IX

Alþjóðlegi myndlistartvíæringurinn Sequences verður haldinn í níunda sinn dagana 11.-  20. október 2019.

Sýningastjórar hátíðarinnar eru að þessu sinni myndlistarmennirnir Ingólfur Arnarsson (f. 1956) og Hildigunnur Birgisdóttur (f. 1980) sem bæði eru virk í íslensku listalífi sem myndlistarmenn, kennarar og sýningarstjórar. Þetta er í fyrsta sinn sem þau vinna saman að verkefni af þessum toga en þau hafa á undanförnum árum kennt  í sameiningu námskeið við Myndlistardeild Listaháskóla Íslands.

Sequences-hátíðin í ár mun teygja anga sína víða og verða sýningarými meðal annars Marshallhúsið á Granda, sem hýsir bæði Nýlistasafnið og Kling & Bang, Ásmundarsalur, Harbinger, Open og Bíó Paradís.

Heiðurslistamaður hátíðarinnar í ár verður Kristinn Guðbrandur Harðarson (f. 1955) sem hefur starfað ötullega í íslensku myndlistarlífi um áratuga skeið. Í verkum Kristins á sér stað persónuleg og ljóðræn úrvinnsla á hans nánasta umhverfi þar sem hann notast við fjölbreyttar miðlunarleiðir, texta, útsaum, skúlptúra, veggmálverk, teiknimyndir og gjörninga svo fátt eitt sé nefnt. Kristinn mun halda einkasýningu í Ásmundarsal og gefa út bókverk, sem verður í leiðinni sjálfstætt sýningarrými.

Undirtitill Sequences, real time art festival, vísar til  upphaflegu áherslu hátíðarinnar á tímatengda miðla og verk sem unnin eru í rauntíma. Að þessu sinni er orðið rauntími slitið í sundur og afstæði hugtakanna raun og tími kannað.  Á hátíðinni í ár gefst áhorfendum því kostur á að kynnast nokkrum sjónarhornum veruleikans sem lýsa mögulega þeim tímum sem við upplifum nú. Ingólfur og Hildigunnur takast á við spurningar um veruleika og hjáveruleika, rauntíma og afstæðan tíma með víxlverkun þeirra listaverka sem stefnt verður saman.

Hver tími er hverjum tímverja raunverulegur á sérhverju augnabliki. Rauntíminn ferðast eftir óteljandi rásum sem hverfast um hvern þann sem þar dvelur. Það er hverjum hollt að dýfa tánni í annars tímarás og fá þannig nýtt sjónahorn á raunveruleikann.

 

Um hátíðina

Sequences – real time art festival er alþjóðleg myndlistarhátíð, sem haldin er annað hvert ár í Reykjavík. Að baki Sequences standa Kling & Bang, Nýlistasafnið og Kynningarmiðstöð íslenskrar myndlistar auk listamanna sem virkir eru í listamannareknu senunni í Reykjavík hverju sinni. Sequences er rekin án hagnaðarsjónarmiða. Fyrsta Sequences-hátíðin var haldið árið 2006.

 

Á meðal fyrri listamanna sem sýnt hafa á Sequences má nefa Joan Jonas, David Horvitz, Heklu Dögg Jónsdóttur, Guido van der Werve, Ragnar Kjartansson, Emily Wardill, Ragnar Helga Ólafsson, Finnboga Pétursson, Rebeccu Erin Moran, Alicja Kwade og Carolee Schneemann.

Really – – Sequences IX

Really – – Sequences IX

International visual arts biennial Sequences – real time art festival takes place for the ninth time in Reykjavík, October 11th – 20th 2019.  

Ingólfur Arnarsson (b. 1956) and Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir (b. 1980) are the curators of Sequences 2019. Both are active participants in the Icelandic art scene as visual artists, teachers and curators, with this being the first time they collaborate with one another on a project of this scale. Ingólfur and Hildigunnur have taught courses together in the department of Fine Art at Iceland University of the Arts for years.

This year Sequences will be celebrated widely throughout Reykjavík, with exhibition venues including the Living Art Museum and Kling & Bang, both housed in the Marshall House in Grandi, Ásmundarsalur, Harbinger, Open and Bíó Paradís.

Kristinn Guðbrandur Harðarson (b. 1955) has been selected as the biennial’s honorary artist, and has been active in the Icelandic art scene for decades. In his works a personal and poetic processing of the artist’s close environment is positioned within various mediums including texts, embroidery, sculpture, wall mural, cartoons and performances. Kristinn’s solo exhibition will be held at Ásmundarsalur, and an artist book introduced at the same time will serve as its own independent exhibition space.

The subtitle of Sequences, real time art festival, points to the festival’s original focus on time-based mediums and live artworks. This year the concept of real time has been disrupted and the relativity of the concepts real and time are explored. Audience members will have an opportunity to become acquainted with realities and multiple points of views that may reflect upon the times we are currently experiencing. Ingólfur and Hildigunnur approach this idea through questions on reality and alternative realities, real time and relative time through a juxtaposition of multiple works.

Time is momentarily real to every resident in it. The real time travels through countless channels that each revolve around each person that resides in it. It is healthy for everyone to dip their toes into others time channel, and thereby gain a new perspective on reality.

 

About Sequences

Sequences – real time art festival is an international visual arts biennial held in Reykjavík, founded in 2006. The founders of Sequences include artist-run spaces Kling & Bang (est. 2003), The Living Art Museum (est. 1978), the Icelandic Art Center and artists who actively take part in the artist-run scene in Reykjavík each year. Sequences is a non-profit biennial, first held in 2006.

Previous participating artists include: Joan Jonas, David Horvitz, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Guido van der Werve, Ragnar Kjartansson, Emily Wardill, Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson, Finnbogi Pétursson, Rebecca Erin Moran, Alicja Kwade & Carolee Schneemann.

Thank you for Sequences VIII

Thank you for Sequences VIII

Sequences VIII has now come to an end. Exhibitions are still open in Kling&Bang (until November 19) and the Living Art Museum (until December 10).

Thank you all who visited the exhibitions, program and performances and a warm thank you to all the artists who participated, in particular Joan Jonas who open armed accepted the invitation of being this years honorary artists. Another big big thank you to all who made Sequences happen, the board, all the venues, volunteers and collaborators and last to those who supported Sequences financially, your support is of great value.

 

Sequences was supported by the Icelandic Visual Arts Fund, the City of Reykjavík, the Foreign Ministry of Iceland, Iceland Naturally, Inspired by Iceland and the Iceland Academy of the Arts.

Cally Spooner, False Tears. Áheyrnarprufur – Audition

Cally Spooner, False Tears. Áheyrnarprufur – Audition

VILT ÞÚ VERÐA POPPSTJARNA?

 

Getur þú sungið?
Getur þú dansað?
Getur þú mæmað?
Getur þú rappað, pósað, spilað á hljóðfæri, breakað?

 

Ef svo er… lestu áfram…

 

Myndlistahátíðin Sequences stendur að opnum áheyrnarprufum til að finna nýjustu stjörnu Íslands, sem mun taka þátt í verki breska listamannsins Cally Spooner sem er að framleiða nýja popphljómsveit til að flytja lagið NAH NAH NAH!
Lagið er samið af alþjóðlegum hópi tónlistarmanna og pródúsenta og er sérhannað til þess að toppa franska vinsældalista á næsta ári. NAH NAH NAH! er tilvonandi smellur sem bíður réttra flytjenda til að gera lagið vinsælt.

 

Sýndu hæfileika þína og sannfærðu dómnefndina um að þú hafir það sem þarf til að verða poppstjarna.

 

Dómnefndina skipa: Ragnar Kjartansson listamaður, Unnsteinn Manúel Stefánsson tónlistarmaður, Erna Ómarsdóttir listrænn stjórnandi Íslenska dansflokksins, GoGo Starr dragdrottning og Oliver Basciano blaðamaður ArtReview.

 

Opnar áheyrnarprufur 14. október kl 16 í Mengi, Óðinsgötu 2

 

 

ALLIR VELKOMNIR

 

 

16.00 – 18.00
Fyrri lota / Knockout Round

 

20.00
Seinni lota / Finale

 

Ókeypis og allir velkomnir að taka þátt og fylgjast með.

 

Free entrance – all are welcome to audition and as audience.

 

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CALLING ALL PERFORMERS IN ICELAND!

 

 

CAN YOU SING?

 

CAN YOU DANCE?
CAN YOU PLAY MUSIC?
CAN YOU RAP, JUGGLE, VOGUE, LIP-SYNC, BREAKDANCE, BACKFLIP?

 

IF SO… READ ON!

 

 

The Sequences Art Festival are holding nation-wide auditions, to find the FRESHEST talent in Iceland, to help the UK artist, Cally Spooner create a new pop band, to perform a newly produced song called NAH NAH NAH!

 

Composed by a host of international hit-maker producers and musicians, and due to storm the French charts in January 2018, NAH NAH NAH! is a hit song in the making. We are searching for the perfect Icelandic performers to become the band who will carry this track.

 

Showcase your talent with the Sequences Festival and convince our jury – including Ragnar Kjartansson, amongst other acclaimed performance experts – that you have what it takes to carry this song to the top of the international pop charts.

 

AUDITIONS

 

14th OCTOBER
ALL WELCOME

 

Mynd: On False Tears and Outsourcing; musicians audition in public to become a manufactured band, in Iceland, 2017.
Performance. Courtesy the artist, Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette production, and Vleeshal, Middleburg.

 

ABOUT THE WORK

What happens before and around a performance, and how might those mechanics be considered part of the act? Cally Spooner uses performance as a semiotic tool for processing the languages of the body, labor, and creative production. In each of these languages, there are specific grammars, systems of measurement, and collaborations between producers and receivers. Spooner’s works disrupt and closely examine the product of performance, whether this might result in an item, a thought or an effect. Though most of her performances might begin with a script or rehearsal, they typically hover in the space of becoming—finding traction, dissolving, mounting tension, and waiting. With a distinctive amalgam of theoretical research, pop music, current affairs, and corporate rhetoric, Spooner considers how dematerialized and unmediated performance can inhabit the worlds of extreme visibility in today’s entertainment and attention economies.

 

For Sequences, Spooner presents On False Tears and Outsourcing; musicians audition in public to become a manufactured band, in Iceland(2017), a new chapter in an ongoing series in which she gathers musicians to create a hit pop song. In Iceland, Spooner will conduct an audition for the pop band “False Tears,” who will eventually be selected and record the hit song, NAH NAH NAH!. Exploring the corporate manufacture of pop music, with examples ranging from the German 1990s R&B band Milli Vanilli to bands marketed for a teenage audience such as *NSYNC in the US or the Spice Girls in the UK, Spooner highlights the demarcation that exists in these context between creative output (the song) and the image of a related product (the band). In July 2015, Spooner worked with five musicians at Vleeshal in the Netherlands to write the song based on a chain of emails between herself, the musicians, lawyers, and corporate executives. She then worked with Lafayette Anticipation in Paris to gather a group of professional musicians and singers to participate in the recording of the song. In Iceland, Spooner will assemble the “face” or image of the band, through auditions hosted at Mengi for the “freshest talent.” These chosen individuals will participate in a band photoshoot for the album cover. The panel of judges for this selection process will echo those in scripted reality television shows where accomplished celebrities with outsized personalities ‘who know what it takes to be the next pop superstar’ pass judgment on the less-well-known and the unproven.

 

_Two Hands-on Women – A one-listener piece for a phone store, or phone aisle of an electronics store. _

_Two Hands-on Women – A one-listener piece for a phone store, or phone aisle of an electronics store. _

_B: Maybe nobody’s coming. Isn’t that super lonely?__
_A: You know, coming is for everybody. Everybody is welcome to come._ _

_B: Hey, speaking of everybody, do you remember when Nokia was such a big thing? Nokia: Connecting people. That was the slogan. __(said slowly) __Connecting people.
_You would turn on a thirty-three ten, and this image of two hands reaching towards each other would appear. They just did a remake of that phone; it has a camera but no internet._

Dear guest.

Please click this GIF and bring the downloaded product to the nearest phone store or phone aisle, for listening on headphones.

_Best, Bára Bjarnadóttir & Sunna Axels._

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