Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson: Í leit að töfrum
The event is in the Reykjavík Art Museum, Tryggvagata 17, from 12:00 – 15:30 and each audience member can stay in the space for 30 minutes. To register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will give you a time slot. The registration starts Tuesday September 29th. The event takes place in compliance with all regulations due to Covid 19. We respect the distance limits and masks, gloves and disinfectant will be available. We encourage registrated audience to bring their own masks for environmental reasons. All surfaces are regularly disinfected.The final part of the performance will happen on the streets of Reykjavik. At 15:30 the participants and audience members will leave the museum and unite in a demonstration that goes past the Prime Ministry and ends in Austurvöllur.
ABOUT THE WORK
Collaborative artists Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson invited a group of composers, musicians, organizations, activists and members of the public to join them in creating a multivocal music and visual art performance bringing to life all 114 articles of the proposed new Icelandic constitution from 2011.The new constitution was written in response to the Icelandic public‘s demand following the 2008 political and economic crisis, with the key aim of contributing to a fairer and more democratic society. The project gained international attention for its innovative and democratic approach. On October 20, 2012, the nation voted yes to its new constitution. Nonetheless, it has still not been ratified by the Icelandic parliament.Eight years later, Libia & Ólafur and the Magic Team wish to harness the power and magic of the arts to tackle the public‘s demand for a new constitution, which remains just as urgent. By bringing together a wide spectrum of artists and civilians, the group works in the spirit of the civilian mass movement that brought about the so-called Pots and Pans Revolution, calling for an open, more active democracy where all voices are heard and attended to.