14 July, 15.00, House of Ideas / Hugmyndahús, Grandagarður 2

Kling & Bang Gang presents exclusive video screening featuring a line up of challenging contemporary and experimental video art. Explore the diversity and creativity of video art made in Reykjavik from some of our most prominent video artist: Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Curver, Dodda Maggý, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir and Lilja Birgisdóttir, Irene Ósk Bermudez, Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson, Sigurður Guðjónsson, and Þorbjörg Jónsdóttir.


13 July, 20.00, Háskólabíó (cinema), við Hagatorg

Screening of Wilhelm Sasnal’s first feature film, “Swineherd” (“Świniopas”), 2008, black and white. As Hans Rudolf Reust wrote in “Artforum”, “The rural setting offers an inexhaustible supply of striking images: a water pump silhouetted against the light, patterns made by telephone poles (recalling Aleksandr Rodchenko’s photographs), the drum of a cement mixer, the pond behind the house where the pigs wallow, or the swineherd poking around in search of muddy plates marked with scrawled swastikas. One is constantly being surprised by the abrupt introduction of music or other noises: Suddenly, these sounds change the rhythm of the images, the images within the images, and their surfaces and structures.”


15 July, 15.00, Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús, Tryggvagata 17

The screening of three films, curated by Michal Manek, Presented by SVIT, Prague: Ján Mančuška Invisible (2009), Markus Selg Schicksal (Destiny) (2010), Matĕj Smetana Instructions 2: Trilobite (2009).

13 July, 19.30-21.00, Háskólabíó (cinema), við Hagatorg

Produced for Momentum 2009 5th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art. 20 minute loop presented in the cinema. As Kathrin Meyer wrote, "The projection surface, sound, light, and colors, are the protagonists in Lorenzen's film, which is simply about the creation of spaces and atmospheres - in other words, about film itself."

13 July, 15.00, Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús, Tryggvagata 17

Curator Łukasz Ronduda.
The programme consists of film and video projects by Polish artists, all having the theme of “line” as their common denominator… Artists: Akademia Ruchu, Jarosław Fliciński, Edward Krasiński, Paweł Kwiek, Igor Omulecki, Józef Robakowski, Grzegorz Rogala, Zygmunt Rytka, Daniel Szczechura, Ryszard Waśko.



11 July, 15.00, Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús, Tryggvagata 17

Presented by Łukasz Ronduda.
“Through and Through” (1972, 72 min) is a legendary feature focusing on radicalization of cinematic  language. The film transgresses traditional methods of narrative construction, which is  characteristic of its genre. This non-conentional treatment of the cinematic form places this film somewhere between experimental art and cinema, in a domain that does not properly belong to either field. Krolikiewicz's radical debut is representative of his parallel pursuits - as a filmmaker as well as film theorist - and employs his crucial theory of "out - of - frame cinematographic space." The first film in his trilogy (together with Dancing Hawk and Endless Claims), which portray typical Polish anti-heroes imprisoned by reality, “Through and Through” criticizes the nihilism and depravity created by the socio-political system.

10 July, 15.00, Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús, Tryggvagata 17
16 July, 15.00, Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús, Tryggvagata 17

Curators: Łukasz Gorczyca, Łukasz Ronduda. 
The programme of the film screenings, “Art Makes Us Drunk”, is a collection of artistic works which seem to follow a perverse and, at the same time, ironic approach to reactivating the parameters of traditional esthetic experience – an experience which is evoked by truly grand works of art, and which resembles the reaction to psychotropic drugs, taking the author and viewer beyond the common perception of reality. The set includes films by Gilbert and George, Dara Birnbaum, Piotr Żyliński or Firma Portretow, which smoothly reconcile the experience of getting drunk with that of esthetics, and which tell about a peculiar type of transformation, a metaphor of the chemical nature of all our mental processes. They are a dream about the force or art, their immediate and dazing effect.