Students from Skerpla will be performing at Sequences X Festival October 16th at Nýlistasafnið. They will be performing a composition along with sculptures by Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir.
The music and sound interprets the sculptures that play the role of sheet music at the exhibition where the worlds of sound a visual art meet.
Berglind María Tómasdóttir professor and programme director at IUA Music Department leads the students of Skerpla. More information about the exhibition on Sequences festival webpage.
Skerpla is an experimental sound lab based at Iceland University of the Arts. The lab consists of a course that is running every semester at the IUA Music Department and Skerpla Sound Ensemble that performs in different contexts. Skerpla is led by professor Berglind María Tómasdóttir.
Time Has Come is the title for the tenth Sequences art biennale, held between 15-24 October 2021. The title is a reference to the ephemeral social space which the festival makes for itself each time.
This year’s festival includes diverse artists’ dialogue, with their environment, history or other artists. Dialogue is by nature defined by the moment and context. It consciously and subconsciously includes the zeitgeist and prevailing ideas of the society at any given time. Where ideas within societies are dynamic and subject to change, like societies themselves, we get an opportunity to read the flow of time and the development of various social ideas. By stirring the accepted conventions in a society, we can stir up the time.
This year, the festival boasts a diverse group of artists who are all generous with their time, ideas and creative energy. They are able to drive projects and create a platform for dialogue and participation. This often resolves in artwork that include direct communication between the artist and a certain space or environment, and the connection to the audience created by the work. The dialogue between artist and receiver can then become an artwork in itself, it assumes a form that lives inscrutably in the mind of the receiver. The result is an artwork that communicates humane behaviour and ideas of the human condition and freedom.