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Thu, Apr 27


SÍM Hlöðuloftið


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Time and Location

Apr 27, 2023, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM GMT

SÍM Hlöðuloftið, Thorsvegur 1, 112 Reykjavík, Iceland


Gestalistamenn SÍM býður ykkur velkomin á samsýningu frá kl. 17:00-21:00, fimmtudaginn 27. apríl í sýningarsal SÍM á Hlöðuloftinu á Korpúlfsstöðum, Thorsvegi 1, 112 Reykjavík.

SÍM Residency artists invite everyone to their event - Open Space opening 27th of April  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, SÍM Hlöðuloftið - SÍM Exhibition hall Korpúlffstaðir, Thorsvegur 1, 112, Reykjavik.

Open Space - a collective project by international artists participating in the SÍM Residency artist-in-residence programme for April 2023.  The works at the SÍM Hlöðuloftið exhibition space will represent the results of research the artists have been working on for the past month or longer. The artists come from various places worldwide and work with different mediums.


17:00 - Opening

17:15 - 17:45  The performance event will present a diverse array of short sound and sonic experiments. Music from more than 1000 years ago will be performed making full use of the Korpúlfsstaðir acoustic space. Listeners will be treated to a lamenting oboe solo, eerie sonic recordings accompanied by live musical instruments, and a demonstration of the sonic baton, a project developed by conductor Majella Clarke with the Intelligent Instruments Lab at the Iceland University of the Arts.


Majella Clarke - Oboe I Conductor

Olof Sigridur Valsdottir - Voice I Cello I Composition

Liisi Kõuhkna -  Lap Harp I Voice

Juan David Bermudez  - Composition

17:50-18:00 Performative reading by Emma Bang and Valerie Tee Lee

18:00 - 18:30 Dance performance by Maya Oliva

Mostruosa is a solo dance performance where I attempt to locate and invoke the movements of my own migrations and the migrations of my parents and grandparents that are present in my body. The movement embodies change, loss, and the experience of absorbing new environments as extra heavy limbs. During my one-month residency at SÍM, in collaboration with Dansverkstæðið, I intentionally placed myself in a completely new and unknown environment to evoke the familiar feeling of displacement within me. I sought to learn resilience and adaptability from nature, and in doing so, the movements emerged as a voice from the center of my body: a sound and breath, like hot volcanic gas, rising as ghosts from the depths of the earth. Monstrous is what I become as I swell in my in-betweens, stomping, expanding, and singing love songs to my mutations.

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19:00 - 19:30 Live sound composition by Juan David Bermudez

 A performance that aims to give sound to my thoughts through the medium of writing and a music box. The text is a curious intersection between pop culture,  thoughts on Iceland's landscape, and contemporary times. To create the composition, the text is repeatedly written onto paper strips, which are then used to create the score for the music box.

19:40 - 21:00 Talks and reflections on artists' research and art projects.


Emma Bang - DK, Vallerie Tee Lee - BE, Alejandra Vera - CA, Atte Kantonen - FI, Karen Stentaford - CA, Melissa Marr - CA, Maya Oliva - IT/CA, Job Worms - NL, Liisi Kõuhkna - EE, Juan David Bermudez - CO, Matúš Astrab - SK, Anne Lindgaard Møller - DK, Claudia Breitschmid - CH, Samuel Haettenschweiler - CH, Gudrun Havsteen-Mikkelsen - DK, Ferdinand Ledoux - FR, Majella Clarke - FI/AU

Postre photo by: Claudia Breitschmid - CH, Samuel Haettenschweiler - CH

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