TALK Series, Heike Munder
Heike Munder gives a talk in the Reykjavík Art Museum, Tuesday March 18, 2014 as part of TALK Series, a collaborative visitor program, offering a platform for continual professional-, international encounter to take place in Iceland. The lecture, entitled It’s Time for Action (There’s No Option) was the title Yoko Ono gave a pop song she recorded in 2000, in which she called everyone to action: Every day – any way. The song reflects her life’s motto: not to remain in the present or the past, but to look forward.
Heike Munder has been director of the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich since 2001.
A Place Where We Could Go
The exhibition A Place Where We Could Go is a premiere edition of eight autonomous projects (exhibitions): Magda Fabiańczyk, Erla S. Haraldsdóttir, Lars Holdhus by Frederik Gruyaert, Rafał Jakubowicz, Darri Lorenzen, Łukasz Skąpski, Krïstïan Skylstad, Łukasz Surowiec, also including the documentation of a previously realised work by Paweł Kulczyński. All the projects are outcome of artistic residencies in Upper Silesia and Dąbrowa Basin.
Steina Vasulka at the Oslo Screen Festival
Oslo Screen Festival has invited the video pioneer Steina Vasulka for an artist talk and film presentation on March 8th at Filmens Hus!
Steina Vasulka was trained as a classical musician and performed, in the 60s, in the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. She began working with video in 1969 and her various videos and installations have been exhibited in the United States, Europe and Asia. She has been involved with interactive performance, playing a violin adapted for digital movement of video images displayed on large screens. In 1971 she founded, together with Woody Vasulka and Andres Mannik, The Kitchen: a place for electronic media, video, cinema, music and performance, which marked the New York alternative scene. Since 1975, Steina Vasulka directs all her work around the concept of Machine Vision, which designates the search for a constant perception of space by machines, a perception that escapes the conditions of human vision. In 1992, Steina and Woody Vasulka together received the Maya Deren Award, an award attributed by the American Film Institute (Los Angeles, USA) to distinguished artists working in development and renewal of cinema and video.
This is an Oslo Screen Festival event in collaboration with Vasulka Chamber at the National Gallery of Iceland and Vasulka Inc. www.vasulka.org
700IS Reindeerland | Icelandic Video art | Oslo Screen Festival
700IS Reindeerland shows Icelandic Video art at Oslo Screen Festival from 6 – 9 March.
The artists showing are:
Minerva (2013) Dodda Maggy, Gaia Breathing (2011) Sigrún Harðardóttir, Glasshouse (2010) Sigurður Guðjónsson, In The Crack (2009) Una Lorenzen, Gaia in Action (2011) Sigrún Harðardóttir, In the Land of the Elevator Girls (1989) (Woody Vasulka) Steina Vasulka, Prevaling Rhythm (2012) Elísabet Brynhildardóttir, Wyrd (2013) Kríudóttir, Wuthering Heights (2010) Sally & Mo, KEEP FROZEN part one (2013) Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir, Gaia in Streaming (2013)Sigrún Harðardóttir.