CYCLE at IMPORT | Performances
Saturday, 05 December, 6-9pm
Saturday, 05 December, 6-9pm
The inaugural Cycle Music and Art Festival took place this summer 13 - 16 August in Kópavogur, Iceland. The festival is a new platform for exploring and exhibiting the meeting point of creative worlds, producing and presenting works that reach beyond the traditional boundaries of discipline, craft and process. This December Cycle will showcase three key performances from this years edition in Berlin, at Import Projects.
The Icelandic Love Corporation
The performance is an encounter of two very different and unexpected groups who meet within the public space, bringing together dual elements, which at first seem to have no common ground. The procession aims to evoke conversations about identity and the power of bringing different elements together to create harmony. This is a public performance and we encourage everyone to come to vitness an unforgettable performance.
The Icelandic Love Corporation (IS) is a group of three artists: Sigrún Hrólfsdóttir, Jóní Jónsdóttir and Eirún Sigurdardóttir. They graduated from the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts in 1996. Since then they have lived and studied in New York, Berlin and Copenhagen and are currently based in Reykjavik. Their work has been exhibited at institutions including Kunst-Werke, Germany; the Icelandic National Museum, Iceland; Bergen Kunsthall, Norway; the National Gallery, Poland; Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland; and the Amos Anderson Art Museum, Finland, amongst others.
Kaj Duncan David
Techno-logical music for amplified electromagnetic relay and three light-bulbs. A relay is used to individually turn on and off the lights. The acoustic sound of the relay’s switches is filtered and transformed. Performed live, Relay is sound and light combined in a rhythmic, trance-inducing play of echoey clicks and dancing shadows.
Kaj Duncan David is a British/Danish composer, performer and sometimes-curator exploring various intersections between instrumental, electronic, audio-visual and installatory forms. His recent work often incorporates light and/or video, sometimes involves concrete/everyday situations, and increasingly explores post-rave aesthetics and scenic or site-specific composition.
Kaj often works collaboratively, for example with Danish multi-disciplinary artist Troels Primdahl, London composer collective Bastard Assignments, and Swedish sound-artist Kajsa Magnarsson, not to mention a plethora of wonderful people associated with the Berlin-via-London Slip Imprint.
RUN TIME ERROR
Simon Steen Andersen
Run Time Error is an audiovisual performance, which he performs himself, controlling a stereo soundtrack and double video projection with two joysticks. The video (and sound) for this double projection are prerecorded and show the composer playing energetically on a large number of objects, while also recording the sound of his actions. As such Run Time Error effectively turns Simon Steen-Andersen into the protagonist of a video game-like situation, in which he is also the game player.
Simon Steen-Andersen (b. 1976) is a Berlin-based composer, performer and installation artist, working in the field between instrumental music, electronics, video and performance within settings ranging from symphony orchestra and chamber music (with and without multimedia) to stagings, solo performances and installations. The works from the last 6-7 years concentrate on integrating concrete elements in the music and emphasizing the physical and choreographic aspects of instrumental performance. The works often include amplified acoustic instruments in combination with sampler, video, simple everyday objects or homemade constructions. Andersen has gotten a lot of prizes.