Winter Lights Festival - opening
02, February 2023
Open from 7.00pm - 7.30pm
General Admission See on official website
Winter Lights Festival Opening ceremony will be on Hallgrímskirkja church with the light Fuser by the artists Sigurður Guðjónsson.
Sigurður Guðjónsson is best known for his striking time-based media works that often focus on man-made machinery and technical relics, investigating their enigmatic, hidden elements just beyond our field of vision. The artist experiments with camera lenses, perspective, light, and motion, amplifying and observing these forms and the transformations that take place as they interact with their environment.
The interplay of sound and vision features throughout Guðjónsson’s oeuvre. The artist uses intricate soundscapes as the foundation of his works, drawing out the acoustic properties of his visual investigations to create a stronger link to the subject matter.
Sigurður Guðjónsson represented Iceland at 59th International Venice Biennale 2022 with his installation Perpetual motion. Guðjónsson was awarded the Icelandic Art Prize for Visual Artist of the Year in 2018 for his dark and atmospheric exhibition Inlight, which featured video installations set throughout St. Joseph’s, a defunct hospital in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland.