Johan F Karlsson

Skaftfell Art Center,

February 11 – March 12, 2022

Johan F Karlsson

Pathway Through A Sunstone

The exhibition Pathway Through A Sunstone is based on artistic research into the properties, history, and use of Iceland spar, a crystalline mineral known for its contributions to optic science and its speculative role in navigation. The artworks are inspired by the crystal’s light attributes and its capacity of creating a double image, a ghost image.
Johan F Karlsson (b. 1984, SE) lives and works in Malmö, Sweden. He holds a BA in Culture and Arts from Novia University of Applied Sciences in Pietarsaari, Finland, and a MA in Photography from Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. Johan has exhibited in various group and solo shows in Sweden, Finland, and Switzerland, e.g. Gallery CC in Malmö, Gallery Huuto in Helsinki, the Photographic Center Peri in Turku, the Northern Photographic Center in Oulu, and Erfrischungsraum in Lucerne. Johan is artist in residence at Skaftfell in January and February 2022, supported by a grant from Nordic Culture Point.

 

www.johanfkarl.com

www.skaftfell.is

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Kateřina Blahutová 

Living Forest

Visitors are confronted with a dying ecosystem. Demonstrating the problem of drained wetlands - responsible for up to two–thirds of all greenhouse gas emissions in Iceland. Keeping wetlands alive and thriving requires our activity. Visitors can bring back water to wetlands and keep them alive by working together.

Lifandi Votlendi (originally Living Forest) is an interactive inflatable crowdfunding installation raising awareness of the importance of wetlands restoration. Proceeds will be donated to Votlendissjóður, who engage in preventing CO2 emissions and restore life and biodiversity in wetlands. The artwork was produced by Signal Festival in collaboration with PrusaLab.

Installation works with coins. 

 

Kateřina Blahutová is a multidisciplinary designer, graduated in architecture at CTU Prague and studied multimedia and set design at IUAV Venezia. Her media is light and space, both in their physical and virtual form. Exploring the dialogue between nature and the side effects of human civilization existence, sustainability is the main principle in her projects, ranging from architecture and interiors to set design, interactive installations, lighting design, live visuals and video. She relocated to Reykjavík and became a member of the RASK collective. She exhibited at Athens Digital Art Festival, Signal Festival, Vetrarhátíð, Listahátíð or Balloon Museum in Rome.

www.katerinablahutova.com
www.signalfestival.com

production: Signal Festival

realization: PrusaLab

music: Enchanted Lands

design: Julia Parchimowicz

Katerina Blahutova

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Tækniminjasafn Austurlands 

Let There Be Light

Tækniminjasafn Austurlands is participating in List í ljósi for the first time. Traditionally as a venue for artistic creation and education with collaborators with Skaftfell, LungA School and the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Tækniminjasafn Austurlands discussed the history of Iceland with an emphasis on the technological modernization of the country from around 1880 to the present day. The museum's special position was also in its emphasis on disseminating intangible cultural heritage and know-how through the direct participation of museum visitors in workshops, courses, museum education and general museum visits. This year's work deals with how electricity is created in its simplest form. The energy in the water is harnessed by a generator that converts it into an electric current that ignites light. How does light come on, what lies behind you and does light come on when you see this? Literally or subjectively?

Tækniminjasafn
Heidi Zenisek & Nicole J Shaver

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Heidi Zenisek and Nicole J Shaver Convene with an Ineffable Eminence

Draw near, you moths lost in darkness,
to a crystalline beacon grounded to charge your fearsome void.
Here you can bestow spirit on your wary stillness,
find resolve in exhaustible energy,
and revive with ambience.
Then, you too will emit as a navigator of the nocturne.

 
Heidi Zenisek and Nicole J Shaver are artists who set out to discover identities of ‘place’ by engaging fully with its material value and human experience.  They notice sacred places interwoven with daily life and use their artistic practice to elevate banal space.  This duo works against dominant culture’s extortionate view of nature and attempts to reinstate the mythical and cultural dimensions of public experience as a local. They create visual landscapes that combine reality with impression, providing a framework that empathizes with our transitioning Earth. 

 

heidizenisek.com

nicolejshaver.com
 

Ioana Mona Popovici

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

oceanfloor.group A-L-E-R-T.de.crevettes(1964)+cinematic/clicks.z.slugmeat//011

oceanfloor.group subsists from a group dedicated/bound to maintain and care fore artistic relations within the rights for anythings and anyones opacity; assemblage+service amongst people, objects and images - - performance - - radio & sound

oceanfloor.group

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Ioana Mona Popovici 

Disco Corner

No need to show your ID at the entrance, nor scan your bags. Join the others or keep your distance. As you wish, when you wish. Here you make the rules and you change the rules.
No matter whether you`re confident or not, lazy or too bright, vegetarian or atheist – this is the place that welcomes everyone, anytime.


Technical help: þorgeir Sigurðsson 

 

Performance artist, choreographer.
Ioana comes from Romania, where she studied at the Academy of Theatre and Film, Choreography Section, in Bucharest. Since 2000 she lives and works abroad. Her works have been presented in festivals, venues and galleries in Europe, USA, Mexico, S.Corea, Israel and Brazil.           As a performer she collaborated with several choreographers and theatre directors such as Charles Linehan, Karine Ponties, Viliam Docolomansky, Vava Stefanescu, Simon Vincenzi, Luis Guerra, Petr Tyc etc.        For several of her performances she was selected as “ Choreographer To Watch” in the critics’ survey of the German Tanz magazine.
In 2008 she received Sazka Award – for the performance “Portrait”, in Prague.


ioanamonapopovici.com
 

oceanfloor.group
Solveig stjarna Thoroddsen

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Arna Beth and Gunnar Jónsson Collider S.W.I.M.

“S.W.I.M.” is an internet acronym, meaning “Someone who isn’t me” but used by people who do indeed wish to refer to themselves, without incrimination. Similarly, the album by Icelandic music producer Gunnar Jónsson Collider and its visual accompaniment by digital artist Arna Beth, plays with the obscure boundary between self and non-self, form and formlessness, foreground and background.

From psychedelic electronica to experimental pop to ambient music, Gunnar Jónsson Collider (the solo project of Icelandic musician Gunnar Jónsson) has been releasing a wide range of music on Icelandic and international labels since the early 2010s, to positive reviews in publications like the Guardian, Louder Than War and Igloo magazine. In addition to his solo work, Gunnar has performed live and in the studio with everyone from Ben Frost and Ómar Guðjónsson to Ane Brun and Damo Suzuki (of CAN). His upcoming release, S.W.I.M., is his second full-length album under the Gunnar Jónsson Collider moniker.

Arna Beth is a multimedia artist who works and lives in Reykjavík. Her video art has been showcased in many different venues, including Reykjavík Arts Festival, Sonar Reykjavík and The Blue Collective group exhibition in Brussels. Alongside this, her digital artwork can be seen in various forms of poster work, from nightclubs to galleries, or album art for

musicians. Arna is currently working on developing artwork that focuses on the hyperreal in the world of augmented reality which can be seen in her work Ósýnileg for the band Kælan Mikla and S.W.I.M. Gunnar Jónsson Collider.

@ arnabeth
@ _gunnar_jonsson

Arna Beth & Gunnar Jónsson Collider

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Solveig stjarna Thoroddsen Bjarna-Dísa

The work is dedicated to Þórdís, a young maid, who died in a tragic way in Stafdalur in 1797. Based on that tragic event, legends arose about the atrocities of the ghost Bjarna-Dísa.  In the work, I see Dísa as a cheerful girl who faces a terrible fate and fights for her life. Despite this, all rescues are forbidden to her. The route is closed.

 

Bio: Lives in Reykjavík and works mostly in Iceland. Graduated from Iceland Academy of the Arts 2010, B.A. and 2015 master and have been an active artist all the way since. I work in the media that I find suitable for each project; Performances, video installations, sculptures, prints, photographs and paintings. The main issues are the person vs nature, the person in society and not least with feminist references. My last solo exhibition was about female beings in Icelandic folklore. The project about Bjarni-Dísa was therefore a natural continuation and addition to those polls.

stjarna111.com

Fjola

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Fjóla For Sylvía

This one is for Sylvía.
A mobile for a crib she never got to sleep in.

 

Fjóla is born and raised in Seyðisfjörður.
They play around with a range of media such as, painting, creative writing and stick and poke tattoos.
She has attended the LungA school twice and that’s where she started working with light, colors and the emotions surrounding it.

 

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Apolline Fjara & Hallur

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Apolline Fjara and Hallur Bicycle Ride

Power your own light show by bicycling. Get on for a ride!
The duo like to play with photography, animation and light. Hallur comes from Faroe Islands, he writes, paints, draws, and plays with projections. Apolline comes from France, takes pictures and prints, and works with sounds. 

Photo credit: Jessica Auer - List í ljósi 2021

Thomas Stankiewicz & Vikram Pradhan

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Thomas Stankiewicz & Vikram Pradhan

((...BACK TO THE GARDEN…))

For Art in Light Thomas Stankiewicz & Vikram Pradhan will collaborate on creating an audio/visual installation in Orkustöð Orkusölunnar in the HB Cinema. Although the artists work through different mediums, their practices access and inform the same sphere, one of spiritual contemplation. Their collaboration will create an environment, an organism. Sound collages with new material from Thomas will collide with visuals from Vikram, where the different soundscapes and visual atmospheres have a quiet but immensely reflective dialogue, embracing audiences in a cathartic way.

 

The installation will provide audiences with refuge. Meditation for an internal journey, travelling to different spaces, (back to the garden) stimulated by different shapes and sounds. The installation will operate as an evolving continuum that has developed over the Reykjavik Winter Festival and will have its final realization in Seyðisfjörður, at the Art in Light festival. An ode to the light in the depths of winter, the journey to the centre, the quiet contemplative moment before the dawn of a new season.

https://www.nts.live/shows/tommasi

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Heinz Kasper

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Heinz Kasper Untitled

Heinz Kasper is a light painter, a light draughtsman, and a light designer. For him, colour is light and light is form. Forms evolve from shadows, and gain their contour from light; light delineates the shapes, which transform like light itself as the day moves into night. On travels from Europe to Africa, from India to Japan, he has explored the most varied manifestations of light, and experimented with light environments and designs.
With this in mind, it is only logical that Heinz Kasper does not limit himself only to the institution of art during his research trips. Alongside his light designs for museums, and his participation in international light festivals, he also mounts interior and exterior architectural projects as well as temporary exhibitions and other projects related to all genres of the pictorial arts. Moreover, time and again he creates and stages illuminated "moving pictures" in which nature itself is brought to speak.

Lectureship, national and international awards. In the end, everything is light.

heinzkasper.com

Grace Stevenson

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Grace Stevenson / Rebel Yell Wonder

Curious sounds lure you through the darkness, inviting you to follow in the footsteps of luminous fairies. These comforting spirits offer guidance and protection down a path into the unknown. An intriguing site of mystery, magic and mythical forms, join them to piece together a story of light and aural delight. They are waiting for you.

Hailing from an industrial techno background, using harsh sounds and textural tones, Grace Stevenson (aka Rebel Yell) is currently exploring the softer side of her sonic practice. From Australia to Seydisfjorder, Grace is forging a path away from the pursuit of structure and ‘toughness', engaging with different mediums to support new musical endeavors and soundscapes. Once described as 'music for the overthinker', her work always includes underlying motives and feelings. Moving away from a strict hardware policy, Grace is currently utilising experimental forms and methods of building electronic music.

Carla Zimbler

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Carla Zimbler (AUS)

Grandmother

In the weeks after she passed, my grandmother sat by the edge of my bed at night and poured light around me. As the lingering shroud gradually dissolved, she would drift up to the ceiling and burst into a thousand glowing particles. I believed the stronger I held my gaze the more intact her form might appear. As if I could sculpt corporeal outlines with my eyes and flood the room with her syrupy perfume and scent of perfectly baked potatoes. I would wrestle sleeplessness in the hope of manifesting a resurrection, but as I succumbed to exhaustion, her luminous fragments slowly disappeared from sight. In the dreams that followed, the insides of my eyelids became flooded with phosphorescence, and by the shoreline of my lashes, she bathed in the afterglow. Matriarchal guardianship and maternal connection, this is what I acknowledge as divinity. Light as mother, light as life-bearer and light kindling as sacrosanct. As I walk through dark streets and peer into candle-lit homes, there is quiet, peace and there is protection. And I remember the warmth and reverence of illumination.

 

As a projection artist, Carla Zimbler bends light across interior/exterior architecture and soaks sculptural forms in vivid textures as a live performative experience. Carla’s site-specific installations shift orientation and perspective to redefine spatial boundaries and transcend the everyday, kindling desire for otherworldly places of belonging. Carla invites audiences to examine abstract ephemera and contemplate the intricacies of the micro/macro and cosmic worlds we exist in. Her animated compositions playfully merge and dissolve as an expression of intimacy, connectedness, nostalgia and emotional freedom. Carla has operated for Sydney Opera House, National Gallery of Australia, Melbourne Music Week, LungA and Dour Festival. Her work has been featured by Apple, Mixcloud, Boiler Room and exhibited at Distortion Ø, Arts House, Vivid Sydney and ACMI. Carla's A/V collaborations have been supported by The Substation, Chambermade, The Unconformity and Phoenix Central Park. Working between hemispheres, Carla is currently in residence at the Centre for Projection Art and SÍM Iceland.

www.carlazimbler.net

Carla Zimbler

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Carla Zimbler Scatter

A study of atmospheric optical phenomena, celestial bodies and metamorphosing orbs. Sundogs, halos and other luminous imagery form an abstract composition which transforms the site into the sublime. SCATTER is an invitation to meditate on light, air, water - that which surrounds and sustains us, as ineffable forces of splendour.

Scatter will also feature at REYKJAVIK WINTER LIGHTS FESTIVAL 3-6 February 2022. https://winterlightsfestival.is/

Rasmus Stride

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Rasmus Stride Fatigue

Fatigue is an animation work reflecting Stride's personal experience and state of mind and body during the endgame of the pandemic. Symbolizing the fragility of the individual as an organism constantly worn down by standstill and mental regression.

 

Rasmus Stride (b. 1990) is a digital artist based in Oslo. Rasmus works at the intersection of the physical and digital. Rasmus works with digital tools such as 3D rendering and virtual reality to create compositions on the edge of reality and imagination.

https://www.instagram.com/intuition_lab/

Seyðisfjarðarskóla 

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Seyðisfjarðarskóla 

Dark Over

The artwork has two distinctive parts, one on the upper windows and another on the lower and represents in its whole the transition from the darkness to the light (left to right). 
On the upper windows is an abstract interpretation of the change of colors in the sky and the accompanying emotional shift, whereas on the lower windows the thematic is translated through the world of Minecraft. On the left, the Nether, a timeless dangerous dimension containing fire, lava, hostile creatures, and that has no daylight cycle; on the right, The Overworld, an infinite and incredibly complex environment similar on many aspects with our real world; and finally, in between, a portal to get through a dimension to another which is composed of a rectangular obsidian frame. 

 

Created by the student of 5-6-7 grade of Seyðisfjarðarskóli in the visual art class with Lilaï Licata.

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February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Rescue Squad Another Light

Let´s switch it up, change it around, another approach. Let´s turn the page, try shedding another light on it. 

Abigail Portner

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Abigail Portner My Grandfather was a Baker

My grandfather owned bakeries most of his life.  I have strong memories of the warmth of his craft. This piece uses the concepts of having a trade or craft, making things by hand from raw materials like dough and sweets and combines it with digital mapping, animation and lighting effects. 

 

Abigail Portner is a production designer, illustrator and filmmaker living in Savannah GA. Best known for her collaborations and whimsical set designs for Animal Collective. 
Abby graduated from Parsons School of Design in NYC. Her love of theater, music and children's shows got her interested in making large scale sculptures and sets. 

Most of Abby's sculptural work is made up of layers of video mapping, architectural elements and always exploding 

with color.

 

www.abigailportner.com

@Abbyportner 

Apolline Fjara

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Apolline Fjara Noctilydra

Meet Pyrocystis lunula and pyrocystis fusiformis, two long names for these tiny algae that live in our sea and shine only at the darkest of the night.

With the support of CCAC Essen. 

Flat Earth Film Festival

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Flat Earth Film Festival

FEFF is Arndís Yr Dæja Hansdottír and Austin Thomasson, two Seyðisfjörður based video, sound and photographic artists turned curators. 

They explore narratives that bleed out from their frames. They are hinged upon the failures of how they've come to engage with these mediums, dining with expectations of entertainment versus art. An audience as a participating watchdog is vital to bring the experiencing of these images into an interactive and lived space, an act of obedience to their nature.

 

The FEFF van will be driving the LiL circuit, flag them down for a quick warmup and a little movie magic!

 

Flat Earth Film Festival showcases video works from all across the globe. Art house, documentary, animation, horror, music videos, uncut cell phone clips, etc. Movies large and small, big-budget or none at all are shown with equal distinction.  Its fifth instalment, FEFF 2022, will be hosted at Herðubíó in Seyðisfjörður from the 2nd to 7th of May.

Siri Viola, Josefine Ehs & Olivia K. Vidovic

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

Siri Viola, Josefine Ehs & Olivia K. Vidovic 

Pupils blown by the wind, absorbed by the ocean

An old fable tells us about the wind of the mountains and waves of the fjord. It is hard to retell, but easy to see. If you stand with your back to the water while facing the wind, you can sometimes even hear it being whispered. It is the voices of the creatures who could not contain their darkness. Through traces of the fable we remind ourselves, how to balance and contain the weighs of the darkness absorbed by the ocean. The mysterious bodily instrument of an earthly being, only functions in darkness but is fueled by light. Breathe in light, without evaporating out all darkness, so that the earthly creatures will not rise into the air and become the light wind.

RARIK

February 11-12, 2022

18:00-22:00

RARIK From the air to the ground

In 2022, RARIK is co-sponsoring the Festival of Light for the fifth time, having participated in the annual Festival from the start. At the same time, we are celebrating another important milestone, as it is now 75 years since the company began operations. On that occasion, we share with guests a short video that gives the viewer an insight into our biggest project since 1992: To transform our distribution system from overhead lines to underground cables. Now, 72 percent of the entire RARIK distribution system is comprised of underground cables, which has increased the system's operational security significantly, as well as reducing unwanted visual effects. The aim is to complete this project by 2035.

 

In the 75 years that the company has been in operation, great progress has been made in all areas of life. The current standard of living for Icelanders is based, among other things, on the extensive work that has been done by RARIK and others in the electrification of the country through the construction of power plants and infrastructure that currently produce, transport, and distribute electricity to the general public, industry, and institutions throughout the country.

 

Created by Sahara for RARIK

www.rarik.is