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Finnbogi Pétursson

Posted in art, artists, finnbogi pétursson, music on January 21, 2008 by badtaste4ever

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My works are an acoustic image of the present. They look at time. What is actually happening now when movement occurs? The feedback phenomenon is used as a very decisive time factor in my work. I have been preoccupied chasing things that one doesn’t notice but are present nevertheless, such as radio waves, light and sound.

finnbogi_exhibit.pngI attempt to obtain these and make shapes out of them, directed at specific, previously-decided routes which I choose, to a particular space and in a particular arrangement in the space. Wave transmission is so much a part of the air that we see nothing else if they are made visible, as the air is packed with these waves.

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Ghostigital

Posted in artists, curver, einar örn, ghostigital, music on January 21, 2008 by badtaste4ever

ghostigital_einarorn.jpgGhostigital purveyors of quality silence, preaching the gospel of the thundering sparkles. Its members Einar Örn and Curver do not call everything their grandmother. With electric tongues and elastic words they emit sounds not unfamiliar to pouring cereals onto milk in a bowl.

They have recorded two albums, Ghostigital and In Cod We Trust and just relesed Radium with Finnbogi Pétursson. Currently they are recording their 3rd album in Reykjavik and New York with guests Alan Vega and King Buzzo.

Ásdís Sif

Posted in art, artists, ásdís sif on January 21, 2008 by badtaste4ever

asdissif_skype.jpg“Icelandic performance based artist, Asdis Sif Gunnarsdottir creates beautiful and complex sets to create a physical state of mind. Her installations are an excerpt from her cinematic performances. They are filled with random items such as mirrors, ribbons, glitter and many times include projections both on the walls and floor. As she notes, “I feel that there is a constant flow between performance and video art. I often bring performance into my installations, like dress up in the same colors as the work, and just lie on the floor like a ghost while the viewers walk by.”

Her narratives are aesthetically beautiful and emotionally complex. The underlying mood of these “video poems” is captured by the vibrant reds, blues and greens reflected against the dark aura of the Icelandic winter. On ocassion, she seems to have popped up from a Japanese Manga or from the Scandinavian version of heroine multi-media goddess, Lara Croft. Asdis never drifts out of character and masterfully combines the Nordic sense of melancholia with fantasy and wit as she deals with her refusal of leaving the “girl”. ”

Mariangela Capuzzo
Independent Curator

Ingibjörg Magnadóttir

Posted in artists, ingibjörg magnadóttir on January 21, 2008 by badtaste4ever

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Ingibjörg has worked with theatre,  performances and visual art. She wants to combine these skills to make a
theatre where the writer and the scenograf are performing. Also to take the performance out of the
gallery and onto the stage it instead.

She wants to tear down the pyramid of power structure within theatre, it is a navigation that is important at this point theatrically, poetically and artistically.
She has for a long time concentrated on God in the works, using the Qunantum universe as a gate.

Ragnar Kjartansson

Posted in art, artists, ragnar kjartansson on January 21, 2008 by badtaste4ever

ragnarkjartanssonn.png“I will show a video of mine “Guilt Trip”. It is a ten minute long video piece which shows Iceland´s most loved comedian Laddi walking through a highland wilderness in winter. He is wearing a dark coat, holds a yellow bag and is shooting into nothingness with a powerful shotgun.
PERFORMANCE
During the Bad Taste night I will be performing with various artists. Then I am planning a live performance during the evening. It will be technically simple but may require a sound system and a mic and one spotlight”

DJ Magic

Posted in artists, dj magic, music, techno witch on January 21, 2008 by badtaste4ever

gisligaldur_djmagic.jpgGísli Galdur Thorgeirsson is a DJ and a musician. He´s been in several bands such as Trabant, Ghostigital and Motion Boys as well as working on his own solo stuff. He often plays with weird sounds and heavy beats and uses amongst others the scratch form to deliver it to the ears of public. He has played many concerts all around the world and collaborated with musician´s, dj´s and artist´s of all sorts of kind.

Stilluppsteypa

Posted in artists, helgi þórsson, music, sigtryggur berg sigmarsson, stilluppsteypa with tags on January 21, 2008 by badtaste4ever

StilluppsteypaStilluppsteypaStilluppsteypa is a duo of soundsculpture and visual artists (Helgi Thorsson and Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson) known for collaborating with a wide range of experimental musicians. The group has worked with The Hafler Trio, Nurse With Wound, Zoviet France, and Stock, Hausen, and Walkman. Their music is improvised for the most part, andthey have no qualms about using any sound source they can get theirhands on. What makes Stilluppsteypa unique is their ability to meld disparate elements together to make interesting and cohesive compositions.