Icelandic Artists at the ikono On Air Festival 2013
September 6 – 29, 2013
The ikono On Air Festival presents a three weeks program of video, media art and
other time-based art forms thanks to the participation of more than 200 artists from
over 40 countries. The main festival program is organized under four sections: Time,
(Un)Boxed, (Re)Animate, and Sublime. These core festival sections are supported by
a rich line up of various thematic playlists and curated sections by some of the worlds
most respected curators and art institutions. Artists’ specials will furthermore shine
a spotlight on the work of Brian Eno, Bill Viola, Lohner Carson, Misha de Ridder, Theo
Eshetu, Nicolas Provost, John Gerrard, A K Dolven, Adrian Paci, Mercel Odenbach and
Organized by thematic areas and broadcast approximately 14 hours per day, the festival
program will be enriched by a retrospective of ikono: video clips produced within
the last five years, showcasing art from antiquity until today.
Time presents a program dedicated to artists who respond to, reference and explore
the complex and enigmatic element of time. As a definitive element in video, media or
performance art, Time will move beyond the obvious connections to the ticking clock,
dedicating instead a program to artworks exploring the perspective and philosophical
experience of time, place and existence, both literal and abstract.
This section is exclusively dedicated to works originally created for the medium of TV.
Starting in the 1960’s and marked by the artistic debate around the square format
of the TV, (Un)Boxed moves to the present and takes the viewer through the arc of
historical technical developments, screening artworks that respond directly to the
technology available at the time or using technology to speak of a specific period of