Raflosti/DAMA Workshop

Reykjavík, 19th – 23th of May 2014


A six day workshop on new media electronic art where students work together in groups to create an interactive performance piece.


New experiences, Old objects, Recycling, Energy, Electricity, Mobility, Indoor, Outdoor.


Iceland Academy of the Arts, Visual Art Building, Laugarnesvegur 91, Reykjavík


  • Students from the Iceland Academy of the Arts apply through the IAA office.

  • Students from schools connected to the DAMA network (dance and media art) apply by sending a short letter of motivation and a small portfolio of few selected works to: henri@mimproject.org

Deadline (for DAMA students):

15. april 2014



Maximum participants:


ECTS units:




Learning outcomes:

During the course, the students will:

  • Produce an interactive work of media art in collaboration with students of other art forms

  • Develope skills in mixed media outside of their own expertise

  • Gain experience of working with other artists

  • Document multimedial art work.

Pre-course task:

Prepare a short presentation in the Pecha Kucha format http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PechaKucha about a certain artist, art work, tool or an artistic element that has influenced you.


On the first day, students give micro-presentations which they have prepared (see: pre-course task).  After that, groups are formed, so that each group contains a diverse range of talents and interests.  On the second day the groups start to work on the final project which will be performed at the end of the workshop.  Teachers assist the students and give consultation and directions.  On the third day, teachers give short lectures on variable subjects in new media art.  In the end, a final documentation and description of each of the project is handed in.  Special emphasis is on the elements of recycling and transportability.


The final project (preperation, collaboration, performance and documentation) is evaluated to 70%.  Attendance is 20% and micro-presentation 10%.

Workshop coordinators:

Áki Ásgeirsson  / Henri Hütt


  • Áki Ásgeirsson

  • Erik Alalooga

  • Halldór Úlfarsson

  • Jesper Pedersen

  • Ríkharður Friðriksson

  • Taavet Jansen​

Content and methods:

Students work independently in groups for the final project.  The goal is that the students combine their different talents and skills to create an art performance that utilizes the collective resources of the group.  Students will be presented with different tools for creation of electronic art and different ways of connecting art forms.  The teachers should aim to provide a stimulating environment for fruitful collaboration and independent work.


  • 19th of May

    • 13:00 – Introduction

    • 13:30 – ca 16:00 Micro-presentations

  • 20th of May

    • 10:00 – Group selection

    • 11:00 – ca 16:00 Start work on final project

  • 21st of May

    • 10:00 – Meeting with everyone

    • 10:30 – Group work

    • 15:00 – ca 16:00 Teachers present short lectures on related subjects

  • 22nd of May

    • 10:00 – Meeting with everyone

    • 10:30 – Group work

    • 15:00 – ca 16:00 Review

  • 23rd of May

    • 10:00 – Meeting with everyone

    • 10:30 – Last fixes

    • 20:00 – ca 22:00 Final performance

  • 24th of May

    • 10:00 – ca 12:00 Clean-up and documentation upload

Please bring with you:

  • If possible, a laptop computer and audiovisual equipment (digital camera, video camera, sound recording equipment, sensors, etc.)

  • Good ideas

  • Ability to work in an international group

More information

Send mail to     r a f l o s t  [at]  r a f l o s t  [dot] i s