Leaving the nest - The bridge between child and adulthood - by Pim Kraan (NL)
Your whole life you’re being taken by the hand only to end up in a labyrinth of choices. Which choice do I take? When will I be happy? But what exactly is happiness? A video installation about the millennials that are raised with the idea that everything is possible with an expectation that is too high. A pattern in which success is the only path meant to walk because every form of failure is seen as a weakness. A path in which success equals happiness. Like a dopamine addict, looking for recognition with a daily portion of likes. Like puppets walking in line, an eye for an eye. Taking in anything just to suppress their true feelings. But what does really make you happy? What do you desire? What makes you itch? What sort of a situation would you like? What would you like to do if money were no object?
Phapbi and his promise - by Phapbi Ngo (NL)
Phapbi and his promise is a video-diary about life as a dancer. For a whole year, Phapbi has shared one minute of his life on Instagram. This voyeuristic look into the life and process of a dancer will be presented as an installation during the Tut Töt Tuð exhibition.
Unconscious consciousness - by Ásdís Birna Gylfadóttir (ISL)
Unconscious consciousness is an exploration of the artist's mind using different methods of documentation.
The artist began this work by writing down her dreams, through this process she started to access more of her dreamscape and therefore began to record her dreams through voice recordings.
In 2015 she made the first visual recording whilst walking from her class to her bedroom. This was the start of a series of short videos that have been split from the initial to the continuous work. This can be seen in two components, the first being the exploration of the artist’s memories and the second being the continuous investigation of ongoing memories.
The outcome is an invitation into the artist’s documentation of her conscious and unconscious mind.
How Are You? - by Bart Bruinsma (NL)
During his 6-month stay in Iceland, Bart wrote this text-piece after familiarizing himself with fluxus works through his educator Berglind María Tómasdóttir. The common question “How are you?” is often asked without any real consideration as a result, the response is often given in the same fashion, as a reflex. This text-piece acts as an alternative to that, if you wish it to be so.
Meet me today - by Carolina Burandt (GER)
What do you leave behind in a changing room? How easy is it to take on a new role and how much of this role is predetermined by its attributed characteristics? Two teams perform actions of an archive of daily encounters; one of the teams in the past and one in the future. The goal is to meet each other today. An interactive experience based performance in which the theatre and maybe even the whole city is turned into a playground, into a stage where performers and spectators mingle and merge and create a shared and unpredictable experience.
A ride in a car with Jesper, without Jesper, though maybe with Jesper - Stefán Ólafur Ólafsson and Pétur Eggertsson (ISL)
Democratic music making, drive-by pirate radio style. Brought to you by your own data. Get in the van and let yourself go.
Karanga - by Maximilian Guth (GER)
The composition Karanga processes impressions of several trips to Tanzania. Coming from a west-european cultural background, Maximilian is interested in diving into foreign musical cultures and create something new from that. Characteristic tones are the air sounds of the flute (alto flute), various drums and the prepared piano, sounding like a mixture of marimba and gamelan sounds.
The first part of the composition is very energetic, depicts various ritual moments - processed passages of fascinating Amadinda culture - and flows into a strongly rhythmic climax. In the second part of Karanga thinned areas are reminiscent of an empty, wide plain of the East African landscape.
Performers: Fiona van der Marel, flute. Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir, piano. Marco Diaz, percussion.
Hafgræna - by Ingibjörg Ýr Skarphéðinsdóttir (ISL)
Hafgræna means Oceanic Green in Icelandic. Ingibjörg wrote the piece for Lilja María during their time together at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. The title refers to the deep blue-green colour she sees in her mind when she hears the opening chords.
Performer: Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir, piano.
Fruit from the forest - Lucija Gregov (HR) & Vitamina (KR)
Fruit From the Forest is a collaborative sound project created by Mina (vitamina) and Lucija Gregov. Their experimental sound exploration was firstly inspired by a strong relation to nature. They decided to use electronic waste that can be devastating for the Earth as an art tool for creation of sound. With the sounds of cello and awaken electronic waste, they create new sound landscape that acts as an antidote on today’s pollution and ecological crisis. Their sound performance acts as a new hybrid between cracks of visual and sonic art forms and technology. They create environment that is intensively about listening and in which sensual experience and atmosphere are emphasized through spontaneity and impulsiveness of improvisation. The boundaries between what is natural and artificial get deliberately blurred. Nature and synthetics both inspire each other, and duo is unfolding the way in which they interact as sounds; creating, breaking and rebuilding connections which are considered to be opposites.
Seglskraut: Thoughts about music and language - a talk with Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir
Seglskraut explores the boundaries between music, language and visual art. The piece is an experiment on how to create a music-like experience through a book using words constructed with phonetics and other various techniques.
Solo performance - Rasmus Zschoch (GER)
In his current solo performance, Rasmus Zschoch explores what lies between analogue and electronic sound. With a pendulum as physical center and the concept of feedback as an aural center, he tries to shed new light on old questions: When does sound become music? Where lies the border between the analogue and the electronic domain? When does noise turn into beauty? Can it be both?
Myrkraverk - by Stefán Ólafur Ólafsson (ISL)
Are you a winner? Can you hear the music? Can you survive for 20 minutes in the dark?
Ymur - by Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir (ISL) & Ásdís Birna Gylfadóttir (ISL)
Ymur explores the borders of music, language and visual art. The performance is a collaboration between visual artist Ásdís Birna Gylfadóttir and composer Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir, combining video art with vocal experiments using poetry and electronics.
Spooky action at a distance - by Pétur Eggertsson (ISL)
Quantum entanglement is the deep connection between quantum objects that share the same existence even though they may be in different parts of the universe. So a measurement on one immediately influences the other, regardless of the distance between them. Can performers send ideas between each other faster than a computer? Can they listen to each other at light speed? Can they play together at a metaphysical level? Are they entangled?
The piece will be performed simultaneously at Mills College in Oakland, California.
Performers: Hjörtur Páll Eggertsson, cello (live in Groningen, NL). Pétur Eggertsson, violin (live in Oakland, USA).
No one nose - by Pétur Eggertsson (ISL)
Performer: Hjörtur Páll Eggertsson, cello.
Magnetic Layers - Lennart Smidt (GER)
A grand piano, two hands, two feet, contact mics and a good collection of effect pedals are the basic ingredients for this improvised music performance. Picking up and modifying the direct sound of the grand piano adds unheard sound possibilities and creates a beautiful playground.
The light and sound sculpture Hulda - by Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir (ISL)
Hulda is an audio-visual sculpture, designed and built by Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir. The sounds and the visuals are equally important, they exist in relation to one another and because of one another. When the sculpture is played the surroundings are filled with sounds, patterns, shadows and colours that constantly change. Two pieces for the sculpture will be performed at Tut Töt Tuð.
The vivid image of her youth: A promise of possibilities - by Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir (ISL)
Hulda remembers the vivid image of her youth and the promises it held, an image she has strived to hold onto. An introspection reflects her lived experience where she has slowly learned how the scales of expectations can tilt either way; towards an inevitable disappointment or towards a result beyond her imagination.
Liljulög - by Ingibjörg Ýr Skarphéðinsdóttir (ISL)
Liljulög is a collection of songs written for Hulda and Lilja María's voice. The text is from a long and ancient religious poem called Lilja, written by the monk Eysteinn in the 14th century.