700IS Reindeerland started 2006, and the first festival took place in Eiðar, East Iceland. The Focus has been experimental art, with a special interest in video, sound art and experimental films.
700IS has had a theme for each festival, like dance on film, animation, interactive art, sound-art, performance art and video installation.
The festival have worked with hundreds of artists over this time period and made important network of co-curators, artists and other festivals that exchange programs like 700IS is doing this year.
The Icelandic selection will then travel to the Orkney Islands and after that we will fly to Hong Kong with our Icelandic selection and the director of 700IS, Kristín Scheving, will also present a selection of video art by Steina and Woody Vasulka. (Co-curated with Sigrún Harðardóttir) Steina will also travel to HK and give a lecture about her practise.
Other plans for 2013: 700IS Reindeerland has been invited to Peru, Beirut, Marseille and Philippines + other ongoing project in the Nordic countries, like NOVA and other events in East Iceland.