The 10th edition of Sequences real time art festival opens today.
Held between October 15–24, 2021 in Reykjavík, Iceland, this year’s festival includes diverse artists’ dialogue, with their environment, history or other artists. Dialogue is by nature defined by the moment and context. It consciously and subconsciously includes the zeitgeist and prevailing ideas of the society at any given time. Where ideas within societies are dynamic and subject to change, like societies themselves, we get an opportunity to read the flow of time and the development of various social ideas. By stirring the accepted conventions in a society, we can stir up the time. This year, the festival boasts a diverse group of artists who are all generous with their time, ideas and creative energy. They are able to drive projects and create a platform for dialogue and participation. This often resolves in artwork that include direct communication between the artist and a certain space or environment, and the connection to the audience created by the work. The dialogue between artist and receiver can then become an artwork in itself, it assumes a form that lives inscrutably in the mind of the receiver. The result is an artwork that communicates humane behaviour and ideas of the human condition and freedom.
The festival’s mainstay is a diverse and interdisciplinary programme of exhibitions and happenings, with over 40 Icelandic and international participants of different backgrounds; choreographers, poets, composers, designers, and artists. The festival also stretches across the city and into the countryside; from the Marshall House at Grandi, which houses both The Living Art Museum and Kling & Bang, to Open, Flæði, Bíó Paradís, Tjarnarbíó, Post-húsið, ELKO, Hafnarborg, The National Archive Museum, Kaktus, Herðubreið and Outvert Art Space.
A full program can be found here.