Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson| Brussels, Belgium
What am I Doing with My Life?
Friday, 20.October 2017 at 7pm
STEWDIO @ That Might Be Right
Vier-windenstraat 62 Rue des Quatre-Vents, Brussels
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson’s performance What Am I Doing With My Life? (WAIDWML) is a rap show based on the topics of health, (alternative) medicine and death. The performance on tour is conceived as a medical intervention of sorts acupuncturing cities with local collaborations to heal and fuse relations. The tour map is a body – Poland at the toes, Iceland is the nose and Styrmir needs his various faculties for each body part. Styrmir is the self-proclaimed doctor, the guest artists are the surgeon, the nurse, the witch, the anaesthetist, the cardiologist and the cosmic cowboy comforter.
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson will be accompanied by the following faculty members: David Bernstein, Géraldine Longueville and Indriði Arnar Ingólfsson.
The prototype of the performance took place in Riga 2016 during the Survival Kit Art Festival. The 2017 tour includes the cities of Vilnius, Berlin, Venice, Athens, Amsterdam, Oronsko and Brussels. The year will end with a final performance and protest parade at Kling & Bang in the Marshall House in Reykjavík. Stay tuned for the album tour and initial album launch in Warsaw in 2018.
This presentation of What Am I Doing With My Life? is part of STEWDIO an irregular and unexpected series of evenings with performances hosted by That Might Be Right in collaboration with David Bernstein. Please join us on Friday October 20th for the Belgian premiere of Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson’s performance What Am I Doing With My Life? at the venue of That Might Be Right in Brussels.
About the artist
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson (b.1984) is a storyteller, a performer, a dancer, an object maker, an illustrator. He has a love for the absurd, by which is meant less an obsessive passion for the ridiculous, nonsensical or the odd, than a tender and caring attitude: he takes care of the absurd, he helps it to develop, he gives it a place alongside everything else where it can be your most disturbing neighbour and your best friend. More often than not Styrmir uses the written language as a genesis of his work. Written pieces are then adapted into live performances that activate obects, things and gestures. The performances and their narrative, that often are delivered as monologues, serve as an exhibition device for autonomous art objects. Styrmir lives in Amsterdam.