ACTS, festival for performative art
ACTS – international festival for performative art
Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
June 14 – 15th, 2014
Örn Alexander Ámundason: performance at The concert venue Gimle, Helligkorsvej 2, 4000 Roskilde, Saturday June 14th, 8.30 PM
Discover the latest trends in sound and performance art, when the Museum of Contemporary Art for the third time opens the doors to a wealth of experimental performance and sound art works with the international festival for performative art, ACTS.
With ACTS, art moves out of its usual exhibition space and instead utilizes the city, its various possibilities and public spaces as a stage. This year the festival is curated in collaboration between PhD-student Rasmus Holmboe, PhD-student Judith Schwarzbart and Assistant Professor Sanne Krogh Groth all associated with the Department of Performance Design at Roskilde University and museum director Sanne Kofod Olsen.
Saturday and Sunday, the festival offers spectacular sound installations in and around the Museum of Contemporary Art, and around Roskilde city center. On Saturday evening, the program takes place at the venue Gimle where the cellar, lounge and concert hall forms the stage for performance lectures, experimental concerts and more.
Amongst the performing artists is Örn Alexander Ámundason – whose performance will take place on June 14.
Speculations on the Impact of Kurt Cobain
Speculations on the Impact of Kurt Cobain is a “lecture performance” in which the artist gives an interpretation of the true meaning behind the music and songs of the late American singer Kurt Cobain(Cobain was the lead singer of the grunge band Nirvana). In addition, Ámundason talks about Kurt Cobain’s influence on younger generations of grunge and rock musicians.
Ámundason is an Icelandic visual and performance artist who creates humoristic performances with strong images, using simple means. He finds inspiration in the Icelandic singer/songwriter tradition and creates stories that relate to different well-known phenomenon.
Ámundason lives and works in Reykjavik and Malmö.
Place: The concert venue Gimle, Helligkorsvej 2, 4000 Roskilde
Time: Saturday June 14th, 8.30 PM