The 15th RAFLOST festival will be held in Reykjavík on the 13th-15th of May in various places, including Mengi (and possibly a newly formed micronation). Artists of all forms of electronic expression are invited to send suggestions for installations, performances, music, videos etc to r a f l o s t @ r a f l o s t . i s
Raflosti 2020 consists of four collaborative web art projects by students of Iceland University of the Arts.
when time passes by where does it go?
- Brenda El Rayes
- David Iñiguez Mangado
- Ísidór Jökull Bjarnason
- Páll Cecil Sævarsson
- Alvar Rosell Martin
- Gustavo Nicolás Villanueva
- Óskar Þór Arngrímsson
- Þórunn Dís Halldórsdóttir
Immersive Birthday Party
- Elvar Smári Júlíusson
- Karl Magnús Bjarnarson
- Maciej Waleszczyk
- Nökkvi Gíslason
Comprehensive Wildlife Cyber Conservatorium
Gunnar Gunnarsson myndlistarmaður
Fæddur í Reykjavík 1949 Ég kynntist myndlist snemma, þar sem faðir minn rak Listvinasalinn (Ásmundarsal; nú Listasafn alþýðu) á 6. áratugnum. Fjölskyldan bjó á neðri hæð húsins en sýningarsalur var á efri hæð.
Ég hef alla tíð haft mikinn áhuga á list og listsköpun.
Fyrir tuttugu árum hóf ég að stunda skipulegt myndlistarnám m.a. í Myndlistarskóla Reykjavíkur og Myndlistarskóla Kópavogs. Ennfremur dvaldi ég í Portúgal um nokkurra mánaða skeið, starfaði þar með myndlistarmönnum og tók þátt í sýningum.
Síðan hef ég verið virkur myndlistarmaður.
Um nokkurra ára skeið rak ég sýningarsal, Gunnarssal, á Þernunesi og sýndi þar bæði eigin verk og annarra. Þar voru meðal annars sýndar myndir úr safni foreldra minna, mestmegnis geometrískar afstraktmyndir frá sjötta og sjöunda áratugnum.
Ég hef orðið fyrir miklum áhrifum af Ásmundi Sveinssyni og listamönnum úr „Septemberhópnum“ sem voru tíðir gestir á heimili foreldra minna.
Þrátt fyrir strangflatauppeldið, leitast ég við að mála lífrænar og flæðandi myndir, sem leita út fyrir rammann. Lifræn munúðarfull form vilja ekki hverfa þrátt fyrir einbeittan vilja.
Hið litríka tilfinningalíf listamannahópsins, sem ég kynntist sem ungur, varð síðan að öllum líkindum kveikjan að því að ég las sálfræði og hef starfað sem slíkur. Áhersla mín á því sviði hefur verið frjáls líkamstjáning og hvatning til að örva sköpunargáfuna.
Ég tek þátt í starfi Grósku, félags myndlistarfólks í Garðabæ, og er stjórnarmeðlimur þar. Ég hef tekið þátt i samsýningum utanhúss og haldið fjölda einkasýninga í galleríum, á kaffihúsum og öðrum stöðum, þar sem fólk kemur saman.
Ég mála myndir í olíu, akrýl, geri skúlptúra og hef einnig spreytt mig á grafík og blandaðri tækni.
Ég hef haldið fjölda námskeiða í líkamstjáningu og losun tilfinninga, stundað listmeðferð og unnið með lífefli, Gestalt-tækni , Cranio og Aikido. Ég er virkur í félagi Ellidjarfra MR inga. Ég lít á list sem lífsnauðsynlegan þátt í þroskaferli einstaklings og virkni þjóðfélagsins. Sköpun heldur skaparanum ungum.
Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir (b. 1982) is a universal artist living and working on planet Earth. Her subjects often include the social- and political-scape with focus on the art world phenomenon, which she funnels into her practice in unusual and personal ways. Through various methods and mediums, including writing, performance, drawing and sculpture, she addresses, challenges and becomes the subject of her artwork. Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir has built up a remarkable resume of exhibitions and performance projects, working in several countries. While often focusing on women and gender issues, she presents a wider critical discussion that involves art history and theory. Her exhibitions and performances are at once serious and wryly humorous. Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir has presented solo projects and performances, most notably at Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (2013) and her work and performances have been presented in group exhibitions at platforms including High Line Art, New York, USA (2017); Kunstmuseum Licthenstein, Vadaus, Licthenstein, (2015); and XVII Biennial of Young Artists, MEDITERRANEA17, Milan, Italy (2015). She is the recipient of awards including a Fulbright Scholarship (2012); the Dungal Art Fund award (2012); the Gudmunda Andresdottir Scholarship (2013); the Icelandic Art Salary from the government of Iceland, Iceland (2015/2017); and the Svavar Guðnasson & Ástu Eirkiskdóttir foundation art price for the promotion of young Icelandic artists (2017). Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir graduated with a MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York (2014); a BA degree in Art History and Art Theory from the University of Iceland (2012); and a BA in Fine Art from the Iceland Academy of the Arts (2008).
“It is all my Fault” (2013) exhibited at High Line Art, New York 2017
is a contemporary artist based in Reykjavík. She studied Fine Arts at Iceland University of the Arts and History at the University of Iceland. She has produced works in various media, including text, performance, and film photography, she is most known for her video art installations.
For her subject matter, she explores different societies and relationships between humans and nature. In her practice, she uses old artifacts and archival work, collects historical accounts, writes fictional and non-fictional stories, and makes use of her autobiographical text and field recordings. She is interested in different technologies, and for each piece of work, she develops methods to manipulate different sound and video images.
María has exhibited her work in different places. She held a solo show at Reykjavík Art Museum (2018), performed at Cycle Music and Art Festival (2018). She exhibited her work at the 5th Moscow Biennale for young art (2016). In summer 2020, she participates in a group exhibition at Tallinn Art Hall.
Visual artist and experimental filmmaker from Iceland. Her films and videos navigate between ethnography and abstract formalism, exploring preternatural states where oral-mythology and landscape collide. Thorbjorg’s most recent film A tree is like a man / En la maloca de Don William (2019) was one of the winners of FOGO Island Art Film Weekend in 2019. It premiered at CPH:DOX where it competed in the NEXT:WAVE section and has since toured the festival circuit.
Diatomée, 6 min, color, 4/3 DV. 2005. France.
Claire Obscure, 5 min, color, 4/3 DV. 2009. France.
Malojá, 6 min, color, 4/3 DV. 2010. France.
Go And Come Back by Fleeting Joys, music video 5 min 30 sec, b/w/color, HD 1080p, 2011. France.
Dérapage, a loss of control, experiment 2 min, color, 4/3 DV. 2011. France.
Slowed by Pieter Nooten, music video 10 min, bw, HD 1080p, 2012. France and Spain.
Fragments / Journal / Drones by Fire Temple, music video 9 min, bw, HD 1080p, 2014. France.
Candice, 9 min25 sec, bw/color, HD 1080p. 2014. France and Iceland.
Almaliza, 5 min, bw /color, HD 1080p, 2015, France.
LaOT / Love and Other Tragedies by Roger O’Donnell (The Cure), «Rehearsals at St Leonard’s Church, London» documentary, 15 min, bw/color, HD 1080p. 2015. UK.
Dérapage#2, MH/MnHn, experiment 2 min 50, bw, 4/3 DV. 2016. France. Experimental workshop.
Hollie, 6 min, bw/color, HD 1080p. 2017. France and Iceland.
Percival’s Perceived Pebble, 12 min, bw/color, HD 1080p. 2018. France, Iceland and UK.
The Selkie, 8 min, bw/color, HD 1080p. 2019-2020. France and Iceland.
My favourite quote (-;
“The process of making films in communion with oneself, the way a painter works or a writer, need not now be solely experimental. Contrary to what people say, using the first-person in films tends to be a sign of humility: ‘All I have to offer is myself'”
Chris Marker, 1997.
(Photo from a performance in Malibu, California (June 2018) 📼 Watch video here)
Radical Digital Painting groups and presents several ideas and artifacts related to contemporary painting and contextualizes its connection to historical processes and digital technology. It is inspired by and is a continuation of Radical Computer Music.
Through demonstrative, interactive performance lectures, American artist and educator Jeffrey Alan Scudder presents homegrown software inventions and new theories about painting and picture making.
A Google search for “digital painting” today mostly brings up Photoshop tutorials related to translating age old representational painting techniques to computational media, but the topic of digital painting has much more to offer fine arts in terms of poetry and theory.
Painting software today has largely developed out of a need for traditional artists to keep up pace of work in large scale mass media production pipelines, like those of video games and movies. Few systems have been developed to explore the spontaneity and spirituality present in modernism and contemporary art and further develop the language of painting in general.
In addition to software demos, new theoretical models of image resolution, computer literacy, and picture making are illustrated, described, and connected to the history of abstraction in drawing and painting. New ways of approaching drawing are also presented.
He presently spends all his time traveling, performing, and continuing to develop his software and media performances.
From Summer through Winter of 2018 he was traveling and lecturing with the Danish composer Goodiepal and his band GP&PLS throughout Europe. Jeffrey’s work Ten Minute Painting is now a part of the International Goodiepal Collection at the SMK Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, Denmark.
🔊Listen to a podcast from LA, published by The Art Word in January 2019 on Radical Digital Painting.
📼Watch an hour long webinar on Radical Digital Painting, given to the Digital Painting class at UniArts Helsinki.
the RAFLOST festival is approaching! confirmed dates are 23-24-25th of may, in collaboration with experimental performance space MENGI and ICELAND UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS
The RAFLOSTi workshop is open for students of the IAA, and through Opni Listaháskólinn anyone who wants to attend can apply here: http://www.lhi.is/opni-listahaskolinn
Artist that are interested in performing at the RAFLOST festival 2018, please send an email to:
r a f l o s t @ r a f l o s t . i s
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
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…
The RAFLOST festival 2014 will be held on May 22nd – 24th in various venues in Reykjavík.
The program is not yet finalized, so if you have a suggestion for a performance/installation/collaboration etc, please send us a message: firstname.lastname@example.org
BIG THANKS to the participants of RAFLOST 2011!
Looking forward meeting you again in future RAFLOSTs.
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…
- 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
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 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.
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
Thanks to all participants of RAFLOST 2010.
It was a great experience and hope to see you again at RAFLOST 2011.