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Vasco Costa [PT]

Vasco Caetano Costa. 1977. Lives and work in Lisbon.

MA in Drawing and Printing Techniques, FBAUP, University of Oporto, Oporto 2011
B.A. in Sculpture ESTGAD, Caldas da Rainha, 2002

 

http://vascocosta.info/

RAFLOST 2015 Dates

RAFLOST will be held on the 21st – 23rd of May together with Pikslaverk, a part of the Pixelache network. Also, the Raflosti workshop will be held in collaboration with the Iceland Academy of the Arts.  The program schedule will be announced soon…

Dates for RAFLOST 2014

The RAFLOST festival 2014 will be held on May 22nd – 24th in various venues in Reykjavík.

Also, in collaboration with the Iceland Academy of the Arts and the DAMA network, the RAFLOSTi workshop will be taking place on May 19th – 23rd.

The program is not yet finalized, so if you have a suggestion for a performance/installation/collaboration etc, please send us a message: raflost@raflost.is

 

 

 

RAFLOST 2011 is over!

BIG THANKS to the participants of RAFLOST 2011!

Looking forward meeting you again in future RAFLOSTs.

Preliminary Program

First draft of the RAFLOST+Pikslaverk 2011 program. (subject to change)

Thursday, May 5th
18:00 Festival Opening – Hafnarhúsið, Reykjavík Art Museum

  • drinks, chats and rituals

20:00 S.L.Á.T.U.R. Performance – Grandaskáli

  • various artist from the SLÁTUR collective

Friday, May 6th
13:00 Lectures – Iceland Academy of the Arts

  • to be announced…

18:00 Installations

  • Anders Monrad
  • Halldór Heiðar Bjarnason & Lilián Pineda
  • Clay Chaplin
  • Clarence Barlow

20:00 Performances and fixed media – Sölvhóll

  • Tom Williams
  • Bradford Blackburn
  • Clay Chaplin
  • Hreinn Bjartsson

Saturday, May 7th
13:00-17:00 Workshop / LornaLab – Hafnarhúsið
18:00-22:00 Installations – Grandaskáli, Grandagarði 16-18

  • David Strang
  • Michiel van Bakel
  • Erla Axelsdóttir
  • Julius Bucsis

20:00 Performances – Grandaskáli, Grandagarði 16-18

  • Softday (Mikael Fernström & Sean Taylor)
  • Jean-Pierre Mot
  • Þorbjörn G. Kolbrúnarson

Sunday, May 8th
13:00 Audio-Visual works

  • Halldór Heiðar Bjarnason & Lilián Pineda
  • Björk Viggósdóttir
  • Paolo Girol
  • Aldo Rodríguez
  • Matthew Dotson
  • Bret Battey
  • Joao Pedro Oliveira / Takagi Masakatsu
  • Emmanuel Mailly
  • Moon Young Ha
  • Timothy Polashek
  • Madelyn Byrne
  • Norm Skipp
  • Dennis Miller

Getting closer

RAFLOST+Pikslaverk 2011 is approaching.  We received quite many proposals for art works in different forms and have done our best to facilitate as much as we can.  The scheduled program will be released soon.

The main events will be taking place in the Iceland Academy of the Arts (Sölvhólsgata 13) and the industrial space Grandaskáli (Grandagarði 18).  Also, on saturday the 7th, there will be an open workshop in Hafnarhúsið, Reykjavík Art Museum (Tryggvagata 17) hosted by LornaLab ( http://reykjavikmedialab.is/ ) .

RAFLOST 2011 – Call for participants

RAFLOST  will again join up with PIKSLAVERK (a part of the Pixelache Network) to organize the 2011 version of RAFLOST. The festival will be held in various spaces in Reykjavik on the 5th – 8th of May 2011.

We are calling for works of electronic art in a broad sense, be it video,
sound/sonic-art, performance art or whatever you can think of, as long as it is electronic in some sense. Preference will be given to works that have a live/interactive factor and/or that are a hybrid of two or more art forms. Also, due to the changing spaces, any kind of installation can only be exhibited for a few hours at the most.

We also welcome presentations and lectures on related subjects.

If you’re interested in participating, please send your proposal to

r a f l o s t @ r a f l o s t . i s  – before the 31st of March!

For more information, either check out http://www.raflost.is/ or send us an inquiry.

Note that due to a certain financial uncertainty, RAFLOST can not support flights to/from Iceland. Possible participants are encouraged to seek other sources of travel support. However, works and lectures selected for the festival will receive some financial compensation.

RAFLOST+Pikslaverk 2011

Next RAFLOST+Pikslaverk will be held in Reykjavik around the 5th – 8th of May 2011.  It will consist mainly of performances and lectures.  The RAFLOSTi international workshop will not be included in the 2011 edition, but will return in 2012 stronger than before.

If you are interested in participating in RAFLOST+Pikslaverk 2011, please send mail to raflost [at] raflost [dot] is

Images from RAFLOST 2010

RAFLOST is over

Thanks to all participants of RAFLOST 2010.

It was a great experience and hope to see you again at RAFLOST 2011.

PIKSLAVERK – OPENING

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The opening of Pikslaverk is on thursday the 20th of May 2010 in Hafnarhúsið (the Reykjavik Art Museum).  It starts at 20:00 and includes a lecture by Pall Thayer about his Microcodes and an audiovisual performance by Servando Barreiro.  Also, Goodiepal will speak about various relevant things.

Piano and Electronic Concert

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Wednesday 19th, 20:00, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Sölvhóll Concert Hall, Sölvhólsgata 13 (behind the building)

Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir premiers works by Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson, Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson and Jesper Pedersen.

Program:

  • Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson (IS): Sonorities I (1963)
  • Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson (IS): Sonorities II (1968) – World premiere
  • Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson (IS): Sonorities III (1972)
  • Karlheinz Essl (AT): Kalimba (2005)
  • Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson (IS): Harsamvaða (2010) – World premiere
  • Jesper Pedersen (DK/IS): Laser Cat (2010) – Vorld premiere
  • Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson (IS): Surtur fer sunnan (1965) – Surtsey Volcano Documentary
Miðvikudaginn 19. maí mun píanóleikarinn Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir  
frumflytja píanóverkið Sonorities II frá árinu 1968 eftir Magnús  
Blöndal Jóhannsson á raflistahátíðinni Raflost í Reykjavík og er því  
um merkisfrumflutning að ræða.

Tinna mun leika píanóverk Magnúsar Sonorities I, II og III á  
tónleikunum, en þau eru skrifuð á árunum 1963-1972. Magnús samdi röð  
verka sem bera þetta heiti fyrir mismunandi hljóðfærasamsetningar.  
Píanóverkin einkennast af tilraunamennsku, en í Sonorities II, sem  
frumflutt er á þessu tónleikum, leikur Tinna alfarið á strengi  
píanósins með tólum og tækjum. Þriðja verkið í röðinni, Sonorities  
III, er samið fyrir píanó og tónband, en Magnús var einn helsti  
frumkvöðull elektrónískra tónsmíða á Íslandi og þótt víðar væri  
leitað. Verkið er mjög frjálst í formi, þar sem píanóleikarinn spinnur  
m.a. yfir hljóðbandið og þar má hlýða á ýmsa tónlistarstíla undir  
rokk- og djass áhrifum tíðarandans.

Magnús var fæddur árið 1925 og hefði því orðið áttatíu og fimm á  
árinu, en þessi merki maður lést árið 2005.

Önnur verk á tónleikunum eru í takt við tilraunagleði Magnúsar. Þar  
heyrist tónverkið Kalimba frá árinu 2005 fyrir dótapíanó og rafhljóð  
eftir austurríska tónskáldið Karlheinz Essl og tvö píanóverk verða  
frumflutt eftir tvö ung tónskáld, þá Guðmund Stein Gunnarsson  
(Harsamvaða) og Jesper Pedersen (Laser Cat).

Í kjölfar tónleikanna verður heimildarmyndin Surtur fer sunnan eftir  
Ósvald Knudsen frá árinu 1965 um Surtseyjargosið sýnd, en Magnús samdi  
tónlistina við myndina. Tónlistin samanstendur af hljóðum úr gosinu  
sjálfu og er því um mjög athyglisverða og merkilega hljóðmynd að  
ræða.Tónleikarnir hefjast kl: 20 í Sölvhóli, sal Listaháskóla Íslands  
og eru hluti af hinni árlegu raflistahátíð Raflost sem fram fer þessa  
dagana. 

Aðgangur á tónleikana er ókeypis.

Goodiepal Lecture

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Monday 17th, 12:30-13:30, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Laugarnesvegur 91

Radical Computer Music

Danish/Faroese composer, Goodiepal (Gæoudjiparl van den Dobbelsteen) will talk about various radical excursions into computer technology and media art.

FINAL PROGRAM

The Raflost+Pikslaverk festival is taking place in Reykjavik on the 14th – 22nd of May 2010.

All events are free of charge.

  • Friday 14.5, 10:00-17:00, Systematic Understanding of Music – SUM, IAA Visual Art Building
  • Friday 14.5, 20:00-22:30, Concert – Lars Graugaard & Tímahrak, Útgerðin
  • Saturday 15.5, 14:00-17:00, Arduino workshop – Hakkavélin, Útgerðin
  • Saturday 15.5, 21:00-22:00, Dance, Music and Electronics – Hnoð, Kópavogur Computer Music Studio and others, Útgerðin
  • Monday 17.5, 12:30-13:30, Radical Computer Music – Goodiepal, IAA Visual Art Building
  • Monday 17.5, 16:00-16:45, Interactive Cinema – Chris Hales, IAA Visual Art Building [Postboned]
  • Monday 17.5, 17:00-18:00, Max, Arduino, Maxuino – IAA Students, IAA Visual Art Building
  • Wednesday 19.5, 16:00-16:45, Interactive Cinema – Chris Hales, IAA Visual Art Building [New time]
  • Wednesday 19.5, 20:00-21:30, Píanóraftónlist – Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir, Sölvhóll
  • Thursday 20.5, 20:00-21:30, Pikslaverk Opening – Páll Thayer and Servando Barreiro, Hafnarhúsið
  • Friday 21.5, 13:00-16:00, Pikslaverk Lectures – Linda Hilfling, Marco Donnarumma, Martin Howse, Servando Barreiro, Juan Parra og Rafael Hidalgo Múgica, Hafnarhúsið
  • Friday 21.5, 20:00-21:30, RAFLOSTi Workshop Performances – RAFLOSTi participants, IAA Visual Art Building
  • Saturday 22.5, 21:00-23:00, Grand Finale – Haraldur Karlsson, Juan Parra, S.L.Á.T.U.R., Monika Frycova, Martinka Bobrikova, Oscar de Carmen and more, Útgerðin

Addresses:

  • Útgerðin is at Grandagarður 16
  • The IAA Visual Art Building is at Laugarnesvegur 91
  • Sölvhóll (IAA Concert Hall) is at Sölvhólsgata 13 (on the Skúlagata side)
  • Hafnarhúsið is at Tryggvagata 17

RAFLOSTi Workshop Leaders:

  • Chris Hales
  • Ilpo Kari
  • Teijo Pellinen
  • Áki Ásgeirsson
  • Jesper Pedersen
  • Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir
  • Sigrún Harðardóttir
  • Ríkharður H. Friðriksson

Raflost+Pikslaverk is sponsored by:

  • The Cirrus Network
  • Iceland Academy of the Arts
  • Iceland Ministry of Culture
  • Office for Contemporary Art Norway
  • SUM – Systematic Understanding of Music
  • Nordisk Kulturfond
  • Iceland Society of Electronic Art
  • Lorna
  • S.L.Á.T.U.R.

Other Events

During the days of RAFLOST there will be other interesting things in Reykjavik as well:

On tuesday the 18th there is a concert of electronic music by students of Kopavogur Computer Music Center. The concert takes place in Salurinn, Kopavogi, about 20 minute bus trip just outside of Reykjavik. [ Sorry, this concert was moved to the previous week, and is not a part of the festival. Two pieces from that concert were featured on the Saturday 15.5. happening at Útgerðin. ]

The Iceland Art Academy music student concerts will be happening during 17.4 – 30.5 2010. An overview of the concerts can be found here. Its in icelandic but you see that people are marked by their instrument names, except “tónsmíðar” means composition and “nýmiðlar” means new-media.

Also, check the Reykjavik Grapevine for various events in the city.

Eruption

As you may know, the volcanic activity is decreasing so we hope all flight transportation will be back to normal in time for RAFLOST.

In the meantime, here is a live webcam from the eruption.

Preliminary Program

Pre-festival workshops:

Friday the 14th of May
10:00-17:00 SUM Workshop, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Lauganesi
20:00 Concert, Tímahrak (IS) together with Lars Graugaard (DK) and Aki Asgeirsson (IS), Útgerðin, Grandagarði 16

Saturday the 15th of May
14:00-16:00 Arduino Workshop – Hakkavélin (Hackerspace Reykjavik)
20:00 Performance ***, Útgerðin, Grandagarði 16

The RAFLOSTi Workshop
Monday the 17th – Friday the 22nd of May
Iceland Academy of the Arts, Laugarnes, Visual Art building.
http://raflost.is/?page_id=70

RAFLOST Lecture
Goodiepal (DK/Fø)
Monday the 17th, 12:30-13:30, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Laugarnes, Visual Art building.

RAFLOST Lecture 2
Christopher Hales (UK/FIN)
Monday the 17th, 16:00-16:45, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Laugarnes, Visual Art building.

RAFLOST Concert – Piano and Electronics
Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson (IS): Sonorities I (1963)
Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson (IS): Sonorities II (1968) – world premiere
Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson (IS): Sonorities III (1972)
Karlheinz Essl (AT): Kalimba (2005)
Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson (IS): New work
Jesper Pedersen (DK/IS): New work
Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson (IS): Surtur fer sunnan (1965) – Surtsey Volcano Documentary

Piano: Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir (IS)
Wednesday the 19th, 20:00-21:30, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Sölvhóll, Concert Hall

Pikslaverk Opening
Páll Thayer (IS/USA) – Microcodes, lecture
Servando Barreiro (SP) – audiovisual performance
Thursday the 20th, 20:00-21:30, Reykjavik Art Museum / Hafnarhúsið

Pikslaverk Lectures
Linda Hilfing (DK) – Fjernstyring, lecture
Martin Howse (ENG) – island2
Servando Barreiro (SP) – presentation
Marco Donnarumma (SCT) – Golden Shield Music
Rafael Hidalgo Múgica (Tenerife) – Personal Weather Sensation
Friday the 21st, 13:00-16:00, Reykjavik Art Museum / Hafnarhúsið

RAFLOSTi Performance
Projects from the workshop will be presented
Friday the 21st at 20:00, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Laugarnes, Visual Art building

Pikslaverk Workshop
RIXC: Solar Music Workshop and discussions
Saturday the 22nd of May, 11:00-14:30, Útgerðin, Grandagarði 16

RAFLOST/PIKSLAVERK Grand Finale!
Short performances of different artists and art forms
Monika Frycova (CZ)
Juan Parra Cancino (CHL/NL)
Martinka Bobrikova (SVK/SWE) and Oscar de Carmen (ESP/SWE)
Goedipal (DK)
Teijo Pellinen (FIN)
Chris Hales (ENG/FIN)
S.L.Á.T.U.R. (IS)
Marco Donnarumma (SCT) – performance
Haraldur Karlsson (IS/NO) – Creating the now, or does it add something?
Netsky (IS)
Saturday the 22nd of May at 21:00, Útgerðin, Grandagarði 16

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