Quite the Situation
16, June 2021 - 19, June 2021 (see calendar for other dates)
Open from 5.00pm - 11.00pm
General Admission See on official website
Meira Ástandið/ Quite the Situation by sound artist Inki lies on the vague boundaries of music and visual art. In this unique experience, the guests are invited into the work of art itself, a three-part work where a book becomes a piece of music and a piece of music becomes a wordless conversation. Different media play together and form an experience across the senses, which is at once holistic and fragmentary, humorous but thought-provoking.
The material for this piece is drawn from articles written by Icelander’s during WWII about Icelandic women’s relationship with US/UK soldiers. The piece is, however, not about the past, it’s a conversation about the present using the language of the past. Reykjavík Arts Festival premieres the work and the curator is Daría Sól Andrews.
The work is about half an hour long, but guests are free to enter and leave as they please to experience the work as it is shown in a loop that repeats itself. We recommend to experience the piece from start to finish for the best experience. The work starts every half hour and entrance is free.
15. Jun 2021 – Time. 13–17
16. Jun 2021 – Time. 17–23
18. Jun 2021 – Time. 13:30–23
19. Jun 2021 – Time. 10–20 - Artist talk 4pm
Inki (Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir) sound artist has received numerous awards for her work. She graduated with a master’s degree from Mills College, California in the spring of 2017, but her works have been heard in many parts of Europe and N-America, and they are shown both in art galleries and music halls.
Platform GÁTT is a Nordic Council of Ministers’ project led by Reykjavík Arts Festival. The main aim of the project is to ‘open up doors’ for young artists into the festival arena in the Nordic region.
Five high profile multi-disciplinary arts festivals and establishments in the Nordic countries come together in Platform GÁTT to highlight and support young emerging professional artists from the region through a series of events. The participating institutions and festivals are: Reykjavík Arts Festival, Bergen International Festival, Nuuk Nordic Culture festival, Helsinki Festival and The Nordic House in the Faroe Islands.
The work Meira Ástandið/ Quite the Situation is funded with Artists’ Salaries, The Headlands Center of the Arts, Iceland Music Fund and Music Recording Fund.