14 July, 17.00, House of Ideas / Hugmyndahús, Grandagarður 2

 A black & white photograph of two figures is placed in a spacious room. In an adjacent space Prinz Gholam begin their performance by embodying the same posture depicted in the black & white picture. A succession of meditation-like postures follow. They enhance a mental, emotional, and bodily, rigor. The meaning of the embodied is decontextualized. The present situation takes over. A subjective sense of time establishes itself simultaneously for the performers and for the beholder. The performed stillness, or the still-act, is an interruption of the economy of time and the fluidity of movement: movement resistance, moments of intensification, small movements, vibrations and trembling.




Seashore at Ægissíða, 16 July, 22.00

The opening week will end with a performance by William Hunt. This London based artist is known for his spectacular actions, in which he merges the element of art with elements of nature. One of his most amazing performances is Put Your Foot Down, where William sings in a car completely filled with water. In The impotence of radicalism in the face of all these extreme positions, he sings and plays the guitar hanging upside down. The setting for his project in Reykjavík is the sea, there will also be the always present music.



15 July, 17.00, Geirsgata 11

Curated by Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson and Kling & Bang Gang. 
Domains of Joyful Degradation. “A bodyless corpse is just a head. Performanceless art is just like having your lover leave a message on the fridge... That she loves you...or that she's leaving you. C'mon everything is better in person, even breaking up. A bodyless art piece is just an idea put in a vacuum waiting for you to discover it for what it is. Like a rock. You don't have a say anything about how the experience works for you, hell, you don't even get to tell its creator if it sucked (unless you know the creator, and then it's unlikely you would anyway.) You want your art hand delivered to you by the artist himself? Yes you do! You are a lazy product of the internet age who goes to cool sites to tell you what to look at. You have no interest or patience to discover things for yourself, on your own. Don't worry. We will deliver them to you. On a golden platter of what should never have been called art, coz it feels more like blizz. It's performance! It's RAD!”

Artists: Baldur Björnsson, Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir and Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir, Kolbeinn Hugi and Mundi, Lilja Birgisdóttir, Monica Frycova, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson and Unnur Andrea Einarsdóttir.





11 July, 17.00, Geirsgata 11

13 July, 18.00, Kling & Bang, Hverfisgata 42

14 July, 17.00, House of Ideas / Hugmyndahús, Grandagarður 2

An important part of Dawicki's artistic oeuvre is proving that he exists. He once embedded his tiny image in posters and on product packaging (e.g. for a hot-water bottle) designed by an ad agency he worked for commercially. The images were examined by viewers using a magnifying glass. His performances are often based on the idea of the artist's disappearance and reappearance, challenging the nature of performance as such. In 2002, Dawicki gave an interview to the owners of Galeria Raster. To all the questions, which dealt with art and its meaning, he answered by playing back the words “I don't know” from a dictaphone. And what is performance art, Mr. Dawicki?