Invitation to Arch

Arch

Do you want to be a part of an artistic process and bring a new work of art to life? We will explore our personal and shared histories, looking for ways to interpret them through art. What has happened in our lives – a physical injury, a psychological trauma, a social shock? How does this influence us today? Can it be converted into movement and form?

We look for people that are interested in exploring these questions in a creative, collaborative process in a couple of closed online sessions. The project is part of a new work by Swedish artist duo Gideonsson/Londré. Providing an insight into their artistic practice, they will lead the group through different exercises and develop this investigation in close and playful conversation. Based on these sessions Gideonsson/Londré will create a sculpture and a performance for the exhibition” Down Иorth” opening the 13th of October at Reykjavík Art Museum.

The artistic duo Gideonsson/Londré, who live and work in the village of Kallror, Sweden, examine the relationship with time and body through performances, installations, and interventions. Part of their practice consists of positioning and using the body in different ways in highly regulated everyday activities to interrupt the usual patterns of movement. For them, this approach liberates knowledge and characteristics stored in our bodies that we have lost contact with over time.

For more information, please contact Markús Þór Andrésson, chief curator at Reykjavík Art Museum: markus.thor.andresson@reykjavik.is