Vocal-VI performed at Ars Electronica
Vocal-VI is a video performance which Rúrí created especially for Deep Space, a 16x9m screen, showing videos and installation in impressive detail and size. As with every festival, this year’s program of Ars Electronica is full of things worth to be seen.
In her work, “Archive – Endangered Waters”, a series of works she began in 2000 Rúrí seeks to call to the international public’s attention the destruction of waterfalls by massive hydroelectric projects. “Archive” consists of multimedia installations that display acoustic and visual portraits of Iceland’s endangered waterfalls. These threatened waters are also the subject of “Vocal-VI” . In her inimitable style, the artist juxtaposes the water’s violent force to a formal fragility in order to bring out the vulnerability of the environment’s hydrologic balance.
Dates and times are as follows – check out the whole program here.
Thu 30. 8. 18:00 – 18:30
Fri 31. 8. 17:00 – 17:30
Sun 2. 9. 20:30 – 21:00
Festival Ars Electronica 2012 is about the Big Picture, different perspectives, the combination of art and science, the joint solutions for the challenges of the future.
The image is from Vocal IV : Multimedia performance in collaboration with composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. Performed with the Icelandic Sound Poetry Choir at Sequences—Festival, Reykjavík Art Museum—Hafnarhús, October 12, 2008.