Reykjavik Art Museum
Animated bodies and modified realities
Nordic Outbreak visited Reykjavik Art Museum between October 25-27, 2013, exploring the theme animated bodies and modified realities. The exhibition program included a screening in the RAM Multispace and a window installation on the facade of RAM to be seen by audience and passersby from the street.
Nordic Outbreak (2013-2014) was a traveling moving image exhibition project presented by Streaming Museum. The exhibition of over thirty moving image artworks by Nordic artists took a methodological starting point in the logics and shifting hierarchies of the Internet and reflected the changing stances of spectatorship in relation to urban screens. It unfolded in various public and semi-public spaces in New York City, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Stavanger, Nuuk and Umeå in sub-curated programs. Accompanied by a public program of symposiums, seminars, curator and artist talks, the exhibition investigated current digital dynamics in the contemporary moving image of the Nordic art scene and modes of curating the digital image in urban public space.
PUBLIC PROGRAM: Video Art – Then & Now
Nordic Outbreak was presented at the Reykjavik Art Museum during the first historical exhibition of Icelandic video art shown in Reykjavik. The panel was organized in a collaboration between between Nordic Outbreak and the exhibition Icelandic Video Art from 1975-1990 on display at the Reykjavik Art Museum, curated by Margrét Elisabet Ólafsdóttir. The panel raised questions about the role of local histories and their relevance in regard to contemporary video art practices.
The speakers included Jacob Lillemose (curator), Jonathan Habib Engqvist (curator), Hlynur Helgason (assistant professor at the University of Iceland) and Dodda Maggý (artist). The panel was moderated by Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir (independant researcher at The Reykjavík Academy).