From the opening of Daybreak, Forever, 2.0, by Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson. The work was installed in a tiny space on the harbour on the occasion of the 10 year anniversary of Sequences in 2016. The work was open 24/7 for 365 days.
The City of Reykjavik has announced their annual support to cultural activities and we celebrate a renewal of a collaborative support contract for the coming three years. The support is valuable for Sequences and allows the responsibles of the festival to make longer term plans. As ever, Sequences aims to be a field for experiments and to produce and present progressive visual art.
We are thankful for the gift of living in a city that supports diverse and independent cultural initiatives. A formal announcement and reception was hosted in Iðnó yesterday. Here is a list of those who receive support this year, and contracts in coming three years.
Preparation for the tenth Sequences festival is already underway and it will open in autumn 2021.
From the opening of Binocular, a solo exhibtion by Pétur Már Gunnarsson in OPEN.
Sequences thanks all the many guests for coming to openings and events of this ninth edition of the festival. We thank in particular the artists for the art and the energy boost, thank you to all those who contributed to realising the festival. We thank our supporters, in particular the City of Reykjavik and the Iceland Visual Art Fund. Last but not least, a heartfelt thank you to the good curators, Ingólfur Arnarsson and Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir, who created the big picture using their ultra sensitivity, curiosity and wisdom. This was enjoyable.
Following exhibitions are still open as following:
Ásmundarsalur, honorary artist Kristinn G. Harðarson, untill 24.11
Harbinger, Ólöf Helga Helgadóttir, til 2. 11
Kling&Bang, exhibition a), til 17.11
Nýlistasafnið, exhibition b), til 24.11
La Primavera, older works by Kristins G. Harðarsonar, til 24.11
Guðný Guðmundsdóttir who exhibits new work in Exhibition b) at The Living Art Museum and Sequences ix honorary artist, Kristinn Guðbrandur Harðarson, each hosted an open lecture in a series of noon lectures at the Department of Fine Art at the Iceland University of the Arts. Recordings of the lectures are on Vimeo together with numerous lectures that have been hosted in the department in past years.
The cherry on top of Sequences ix. The only film Agnes Martin made, Gabriel, screened in Bíó Paradís
Agnes Martin, still from Gabriel, with permission from Pace Gallery.
Gabriel (1976), the only film Agnes Martin made in her lifetime, is 78 minutes long, filmed in the American Southwest (New Mexico, California, Colorado) and follows the boy Gabriel on a journey into nature. Between what we watch of the young boy walking along forest paths, mountains and beside streams, focus is upon the natural phenomena. The film has long, close-up shots of flowers, trees, water and desert sand for example. Gabriel was filmed on a handheld camera that Martin herself controlled, and the sense of her personal hand in the slight flickering of the filming is present. If not for the fragments of the Goldberg Variations of J.S Bach, that sound here and there for a few minutes at a time, the film is silent. Agnes Martin said herself that Gabriel was a film of beauty, innocence and ecstasy, all key concepts in the work of the artist.
Bíó Paradís, sunday october 20 at 18.00
Tickets are available on tix.is and at the entrance (if available)
Two videoworks will be screened in Bíó Paradís this saturday. Aphantasia by Amanda Riffo, will be premiered as a visual experiment where the audience is invited to participate in an exercise that combines various senses.
Chromatography 1 — 15x 25 cm felt pen on washi paper.
In A Tree is like a Man, Þorbjörg Jónsdóttir reaches into other worlds. She met shaman Don William by coincindence, when she was travelling in the Amazon in Columbia in 2000. The film is created around their acquaintanceship. The film is shot on a 16mm film over the course of a few years and evolves around Ayahuasca, the landscape of the jungle and the spiritual world of the people who live there.
After Amanda Riffo's and Þorbjörg Jónsdóttir film screening, the final celebration of the festival will commence.
An evening full to the brim with talented acts and festivities. Thanks to Bíó Paradís and Mekka Wines&Spirits there will be a number of good deals at the bar.
Performing will be:
Austin James Christ
Silfrún & Tara who will be hosts
DJ Möðerfönker (Melkorka Þorkelsdóttir)
Prince Fendi the Punisher
Mood manager : Sean Patrick O'Brien
Video Jockey : Oscar Gränse