#1 session of performances with sound and video for E = mc²

#1 session of performances with sound and video for E = mc²

#1 session of performances with sound and video for E = mc²

Manifesto for #1 session of performances with sound and video for E = mc²:

#1
bring performance closer to people. what is the sign of the beginning and the end? do-not-force. everything is art whether you like it or not. never know what you’re doing. the only way to stop performing is to cease existence, existence is best suited to be handled with intent. performance begins and ends with a collecting breath. keep performing.

#2
challenge myself always within my safety within me and within people. it doesn’t need to put me or anybody in danger. i don’t need to participate in a dangerous situation. do what you feel is right for you. examine as closely as you can your perception of the environment around you and who you are. be-your-nature. take safety precautions to make sure you don’t know what you’re doing. the sensible and the sensual must go hand in hand. the real world lacks the latter and artists must always remember the former in the attempt at achieving the latter. calamity springs from carelessness. even when I am not sure, but have a clear feeling, I trust. I want to embrace the trust in my feelings towards the next performance.

#3
if you don’t feel like it, you can still do it. take care of yourself and creativity will follow. know who you are and keep telling everyone performance pursues knowledge about the self. aelf-knowledge is partly artificial and mostly comes from error – self-expression is often pretentious, especially initially. know that you don’t know what you’re doing and telling everyone. translate-your-body. make the effect something unpredictable rather than predictable. trust. I encourage myself to trust my artistic feeling and develop strongness towards a situation where I am bombarded with doubts from others and myself. safety first.

#4
after a performance I try to remind myself that I will be hungover for the next three days and that’s okay. if you feel like it you can still not do it. push yourself in a way that is kind yet challenging. be aware of the post-performance ‘come down’ the heart must be set free.

when you feel bad about not knowing what you’re doing, think of everyone else that doesn’t know what they’re doing. eembrace-the-confusion. what you do is what you get. the performance of eease, relaxation and rreligious llanguor is one of the most underrated. have trust in your art and respect each phase you have gone through, it all matters.

#5
take time to find the correct creativity enhancing routine for you. be really clear about what you want to do. the outcome of performance depends on how one handles emptiness and fullness. be very clear about what you’re doing and the fact that you don’t know what your doing. know-why-perform. alright, how long do we have to shut up for? although very rare, clarity is possible in this grey grey fog. i believe when I challenge myself then I am onto something. the more they challenge me, the more i trust the performance i want to create. even if i am in the middle of a performance i can always stop if i want to because i am the one who is performing.

#6
be aware of energy vampires of any sort. everything is not art whether you like it or not. be friends with other performers, performance travels beyond closed space. find friends that also don’t know what they’re doing. like-minded-performers. that is not always pleasant. so that is by no means pleasant… even if it is a fantastic way to work. be friends. (enemies exist).

#7
nap. everything is interesting. only do work that you really believe in, apply performance to all things, therein lies its beauty. only work when you’re completely sure you don’t know what you’re doing. spontaneity-power-reflex. that must be beautiful, because it is useless and causes such pain. i’ve never quite believed that, but i’ve sometimes come close to it. do you mean that or are you just being clever?

#8
watch movies and listen to music that moves you. except things that are not. if the feeling stops, stop withdrawing power. if you think you know what you’re doing, stop. and get back to not knowing what you’re doing. keep-engine-on. calm down! i feel that it should keep feeling but i might be wrong. my father has pigeons in our garden, it is a wonderful kinetic sculpture and like many sculptures, it is more important to know of its existence than to gaze upon it religiously. share and celebrate your imperfections and the imperfect side of yourself with other performers. when i am jealous of other performers, i want to keep in mind to celebrate with them and embrace the knowledge i figure out. i want to use my jealousy in my own favour to know more about what i want to engage with.

#9
take walks and enjoy your own company without any distractions. it’s up to you. don’t pigeonhole your performative self performance is like boiling water; without heat, it returns to its tepid state. be the person who doesn’t know what they’re doing. I’m just random saying stuff. don’t read in too much. take-a-breath. when the fun starts, don’t stop til you get enough. all my mistakes i celebrate because i am not perfect and my mistakes are not negative. my mistakes are a positive way to develop and surprise myself.

#10
ask for help. sometimes. keep going. performance is a lifelong pursuit. keep on not knowing what you’re doing. you look at each other, be aware of this. fight-the-comfort. when nothing is going on and no invites are coming, i will always just perform in my private space studio. i want to perform every day, like a sketch, a drawing in a sketch or a text in my sketchbook. never stop being curious about your own work, continuously dig deeper.

THE list of ARTISTS sharing there’s performances with sound and video for E = mc2: 

 Katrín Sirru

Hlökk Þrastardóttir

Vilhjálmur Yngvi Hjálmarsson

Daniel Ernst Binnekamp

Alexis Brancaz

Eetu Palomäki

Kamile Pikelyte

Tómas Óli K.M.

Dúfa

Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir

Klemens Hannigan

Föstudagurinn 13. Sunday Seven með gjörningadagskrá í þriðja sinn

Föstudagurinn 13. Sunday Seven með gjörningadagskrá í þriðja sinn

Föstudagurinn 13. Sunday Seven með gjörningadagskrá í þriðja sinn

Sunday 7 live on Friday the 13th 3 online gjörningadagskrá Sunday Seven hópsins. Það má geta þess að þennan dag á einn stofnmeðlimur hópsins Snorri Ásmundsson ásamt Whoopy Goldberh heiðursmeðlim hópsins afmæli.

Meðlimir gjörningahópsins Sunday Seven eru: Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Darri Lorenzen, Ingibjörg Magnadóttir, Magnús Logi Kristinsson, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Snorri Ásmundsson, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson

Sunday 7 live on Friday the 13th 3 online gjörningadagskrá Sunday Seven hópsins. Það má geta þess að þennan dag á einn stofnmeðlimur hópsins Snorri Ásmundsson ásamt Whoopy Goldberh heiðursmeðlim hópsins afmæli.

Meðlimir gjörningahópsins Sunday Seven eru: Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Darri Lorenzen, Ingibjörg Magnadóttir, Magnús Logi Kristinsson, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Snorri Ásmundsson, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson

22:00 – Snorri Ásmundsson 

21:40 – Ingibjörg Magnadóttir

21.20 Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson

21:00 – Darri Lorenzen

Woodslin is the best

20:40 – Magnús Logi Kristinsson

20:20 – Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir
Fingrasetning ll (leiðbeining; kveðja)/ Hand gestures, tutorial in goodbyes

20:00 – Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson + Agata Mickiewicz
 Genesis in the Retort

10 10 2020 – Sunday Seven með gjörningadagskrá í annað sinn

10 10 2020 – Sunday Seven með gjörningadagskrá í annað sinn

10 10 2020 – Sunday Seven með gjörningadagskrá í annað sinn

Gjörningalistahópurinn Sunday Seven verður í annað sinn með gjörningadagskrá en hugmyndin kveiknaði útfrá þeim sið sem myndaðist í fyrri Covid bylgju að listamenn af ýmsum toga fóru að gefa af sér til að hressa okkur við og sýna list sína á netinu. Það sem gefur hópnum extra vídd er að þau eru dreifð hingað og þangað um Evrópu en eins og við vitum eru engin landamæri þegar kemur að alnetinu.

Listamennirnir eru þó tengd hvert öðru sterkum böndum; andlegum og listrænum og einnig í tíma en þau hafa flest unnið hvert með öðru í gegnum tíðina og öll haft sterka nærveru á íslenskri listasenu hvert á sinn hátt.  

Meðlimir gjörningahópsins Sunday Seven eru: Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Darri Lorenzen, Ingibjörg Magnadóttir, Magnús Logi Kristinsson, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Snorri Ásmundsson, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson

Styrmir Örn Magnússon

Ingibjörg Magnadóttir

Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir

Darri Lorenzen

Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson

Magnús Logi Kristinsson

Snorri Ásmundsson

Curating The presence at Wind and weather window gallery

Curating The presence at Wind and weather window gallery

Curating The presence at Wind and weather window gallery

In the dark days of the New Year, January and February 2017, Wind and Weather Window Gallery presents The Presence, an artist performance series in three parts featuring the Oracle, the Consultant, and the Masseuse. Each role will be representative of different aspects of presence. Varying formats will mediate the scene, which will be recorded and live-streamed at artzine.is, as well as projected at different times throughout the series from the artzine website, Hverfisgallerí in Reykjavík, the Queens Collective, a community art center in the Medina of Marrakech, Morocco, and at Tranzit, a comtemporary art network in Lași, Romania. The window will act as a portal to elsewhere, just as video spans dimensions, present yet infinitely distant. 

The series will begin with the Madame Lilith, the oracle and deer messenger, passing from this world to another through the medium of video in the body of Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir. The Oracle brings information about infinite presence with the help of tools to carry the information. When the Oracle is not present in body, she will be present through video. In Ásdís’ previous incarnations of performance she has used video to explore perception and the projection of the poetic imagination onto objective representations. In collaboration with artist, Kathy Clark, the Oracle arrives in this dimension by way of set and setting. Through infinite presence, we see how different layers of mediation are played out in reality.

Vedur og Vindur / Wind and Weather Window Gallery, Hverfisgata 37

The Consultant, embodied by Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, will provide services through her window office in the bureau of internal affairs. The office will work as a structure through which the intangible world can reach the mundane. It is through structures such as offices that the officiality of transactions goes unquestioned. Therefore, it is the chosen infiltration setting for the Consultant to serve her role as detective of the poetic imagination. An omnipresence who sees and knows all, she explores the contexts of situations client by client.

In the month of February, Katrin Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir will present The Friction of Art through the intimate service of the foot massage. Katrin explores the friction between the viewer and the performer through this intimate exchange of giving and receiving. She aims to relay the sincerity with which art is working in service to society. Art can be as intimate and sincere as a foot massage, although she shows us blatantly how so. The foot massage is a metaphor for what artists do on other levels, carrying on the knowledge of teaching intimate presence.

(See full Schedule below)

Kathy Clark, curator of Wind and Weather Window Gallery.

Kathy Clark, curator of Wind and Weather Window Gallery and collaborator in The Presence, has been holding exhibitions for the past three years at Hverfisgata 37. Kathy works in sculptural installations and found objects in her studio beyond the window gallery. The exhibition space incorporates a quotidian atmosphere in which everyone is part as passersby can experience the exhibition from the street.  I spoke with Kathy while work on The Presence was underway to find out more.

Do you feel that the studio makes an impact on how things are composed in the gallery, and/or vice versa?

They are quite separate.  It was in the beginning just me showing my work and then I started going to openings and meeting people. Later, I started asking people if they were interested in showing in my window gallery and everyone was really excited at the idea. Because people are walking and driving by, the idea is that it is art for everybody. Not everybody walks into an art gallery as it is more closed and can be only people who are interested in art go. It’s very much a DIY venture, which people are very responsive to here in Reykjavik.

As a non-commercial gallery, everything operates on an exchange of ideas with the artists exhibiting. Wind and Weather Window Gallery and its publicness allow a curious interplay as one usually finds this type of window full of commercial advertisements or products for sale. When that is replaced by a display whose agenda it is up to the viewer to decide, many things can happen.

Each exhibition runs for two months, quite some time in the space of a year. All of the wider socio-political events taking place in that time frame seem to become part of the public dialogue as the window gallery is part of public life. The everyday holds this presence that is at once everywhere and nowhere. There is also the idea that the everyday can be more confrontational to things in the wider world, especially outside of the art world, and in a way that art institutions cannot address as potently. There is a democracy to the everydayness as it is in the day-to-day where encounters happen that invoke real change.

Do you see that being a non-commercial gallery affects what the artists choose to exhibit?

True art to me comes from the person. What do they want to share with the world and what do they want to express? If that becomes a trend, that’s great, but more importantly is just that the artist expresses what the artist needs to say. What does it mean to them? I think it is becoming more and more a minor point in the discussion. I know artists go to school and become affected by their peers and teachers. But all of the factors leading up to where you make the decisions you make is very important. Where along the line have those decisions come from? Basically it is a question of choice for the person. Of the whole realm of that person what does that decision mean for you? I try to draw that out of the artists exhibiting when we have dialogues.

Since 2013, Wind and Weather Window Gallery has shown a variety of artists, both local and from abroad. In 2013, the gallery featured work by Kathy Clark, Steinunn Harðardóttir, Rebecca Erin Moran, and Claudia Hausfeld. In 2014, Auður Ómarsdóttir, Dóra Hrund Gísladóttir, Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir, Ragnheiður Káradóttir, Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir, and Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir. In 2015, Ólöf Helga Helgadóttir, Myrra Leifsdóttir, Ragnhildur Jóhanns, Serge Comte, Ámundi, and Amy Tavern. In 2016, Haraldur Jónsson, Christopher Hickey, Halldór Ragnarsson, Linn Björklund, Úlfur Karlsson, and Anne Rombach exhibited. The space has experienced performance, video, installation, and many hybrids. From 2015-2016, Kathy also had a space on Laugavegur called Better Weather Window Gallery which featured exhibits by Halla Birgisdóttir, Johannes Tasilo Walter & Rebecca Erin Moran, Steingrímur Eyfjörð, Guðrún Heiður Ísaksdóttir, David Subhi, Sigurður Ámundson, Lukka Sigurðardóttir, Leifur Ýmir Eyjólfsson, Nikulás Stefán Nikulásson, Claudia Hausfeld, Freyja Eilíf Logadóttir, and Snorri Ásmundsson.

Do you feel like a curator in any sense?

We do talk about their ideas and when they come to me. I do have to agree to it because sometimes an artist may have an idea that I don’t think would work in terms of lighting or space. More often than not I am open to their ideas. I’m also here to give advice and support and bounce off ideas and ask questions. I’m interested in finding out what are they trying to say with their work. You have this whole space so I want the artist to consider the whole space. It’s this exchange that has been so potent. It has nothing to do with commercializing. I pay for the sign and I give my time. The only thing I ask for is an art piece in exchange. So it is an exchange of energy from one artist to another.

Although Kathy does not describe herself as a curator of Wind and Weather Window Gallery, her role brought to mind older contexts of the term ‘curator.’ Looking at the etymology of the term ‘curator’ we see it comes from the Latin cura, which means ‘to cure.’ In the middles ages the term was linked to the two curious positions of both the parish priest who was the ‘curate of souls’ and a more bureaucratic keeper of books and public records. In some ways the modern curator is still a curious mix of these two roles, procuring a kind of aesthetic cure for society. In Kathy’s case, the exchange of time and space with local artists does as much for the public.

 Erin Honeycutt

 The Masseuse

February 3rd.

February 8th.

 The Consultant

January 23rd.

January 25th.

 The Oracle

January 14th.

January 20th.

January 8th.

January 7th.

The Oracle: Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir      7. janúar – 20. janúar 2017

The Consultant: Ásta Fanney Sigurðarsdóttir      23. janúar – 28. janúar 2017

The Masseuse: Katrín Inga Jonsdóttir Hjördísardóttir     1. febrúar – 26. febrúar 2017


Below is a detailed schedule with information about appointments and screenings:

The Oracle: Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir & Kathy Clark     6. janúar – 20. janúar 2017

Appointments by email at asdissifgunnarsdottir@gmail.com or windandweather.is/contact/
The Oracle is live and present in the window gallery on the following dates:
January 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th and 20th at these times:

  • 17:15 
  • 17:30  
  • 17:50 
  • 18:15 

Walk-in-sessions:

18:30pm  and 18:50

On Friday, January 20th is the closing performance, a farewell session open to everyone from 17 – 19.

One may make an appointment on these days or special appointments can also be made upon request.


The Consultant: Ásta Fanney Siguðarsdóttir      23. janúar – 28. janúar 2017

Appointments by email at astafanney@gmail.com or  www.windandweather.is/contact/

The Consultant is live and present in the window gallery as follows:

Appointments begin January 23rd – January 28th at 12:01 pm

One may make an appointment on these days at 12:01 pm

Special appointments can also be made upon request.

On Saturday, January 28th is the closing event open to everyone from  17 – 19. 


The Masseuse: Katrín Inga Jonsdóttir Hjördísardóttir    3. febrúar – 26. febrúar 2017

 Appointments by email at artstudiodottir@gmail.com or www.windandweather.is/contact/ 

The Masseuse is live and present in the window gallery as follows:

Saturday,  February 4th is an opening performance from 17 – 19. All are welcome to attend.

Saturday,  February 4th from 17 – 19 with appointments available at the following times:

  • 17:15 pm
  • 17 :40 pm 
  • 18:20 pm
  • 18:45 pm

 Walk-in-session:

  • 18:45pm  

February 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th , 25th ; from  16:30 – 19.

Walk-in-Sessions:

  • 16:20
  • 16:40

Appointments:

  •  17:00 
  •  17:20 
  •  17:40
  •  18:45

Walk-ins are also accepted. 


Appointment email: asdissifgunnarsdottir@gmail.com or windandweather.is

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