Plumbing: Sequences VII presents a spectrum of video installations, exhibitions, screenings, performances and discussions centred on the theme of Plumbing, highlighting the often-unseen infrastructure that underlies digital communication and its complex network of pipes and wires and its metaphorical correspondence with the physical structure of the body as well as of the earth.
The seventh edition looks at the developments in the areas of DIY culture, body visualization and the dynamic possibilities offered by installation, sound and time-based media with an unbiased approach which embraces, rather than avoids, notions of amateurism, improvisation, glitch aesthetics and bottom-up creative initiative.
Drawing on influences from the local environment as well as the global phenomenon of data space, Sequences VII includes a selection of 26 artists, performers and manipulators of images, data and bodies who were keen to exchange, mix and reconfigure thoughts, doubts, works, time and space. Sequences VII will take place in publicly funded and commercial galleries, artist-run spaces, project spaces and informal locations in Reykjavik.
Alfredo Cramerotti , director of MOSTYN, is the artistic director of Sequences VII.
Honorary artist: Carolee Schneemann
Artists: Dagrun Adalsteinsdottir; Una Margret Arnadottir; Ed Atkins; Jordan Baseman;Hanna Kristin Birgisdottir; Margret H. Blondal; Helga Griffiths; Francesca Grilli; Styrmir Orn Gudmundsson; Graham Gussin; Anne Haaning; Kolbeinn Hugi Hoskuldsson; Selma Hreggvidsdottir; Hekla Dogg Jonsdottir; David Kefford; Raul Keller; Kris Lemsalu; Katarina Lofstrom; Ragnar Helgi Olafsson; Beatrice Pediconi; Finnbogi Petursson; Sally O'Reilly; Ene-Liis Semper; Margret Helga Sesseljudottir;Helgi Thorsson.
Sequences VII: Plumbing also presents a discursive event under the AGM Culture banner, delivered by Steven Bode, Director of Film and Video Umbrella UK, developing a number of the curatorial themes in a subset of the exhibition that will suggest ways in which Iceland's geology, meteorology and cultural history provide a reverberant platform for a consideration of contemporary data space. Participating to the AGM Culture 15 are Steven Bode, Alfredo Cramerotti, Graham Gussin, Anne Haaning, Ed Atkins and Ragnar Helgi Olafsson.
Organisers: The Living Art Museum, Kling & Bang galleri and the Icelandic Art Center are responsible for Sequences and this seventh edition is organized by a team made up by artistic director Alfredo Cramerotti; Edda Kristin Sigurjonsdottir , curatorial consultant and project manager; and Edda Halldorsdottir , managing director.
For more information on Sequences, press accreditation and visiting the festival, please visit: sequences.is
Sponsors: Sequences is made possible with support from the Icelandic Visual Arts Fund, Reykjavik City Cultural Fund, Promote Iceland, Arts Council England, Colezzione Maramotti Reggio Emilia, Iceland Naturally, Goethe Institut, Iceland Academy of the Arts and more art loving supporters.
Travel partners: Iceland Encounter, Hotel Holt and the logistic partnership of the Human Hotel.