BRUM is a sound walk in a forest. Participants listen to their presence in the forest and explore the relationship between the trees and humans. What is the forest like in your area and how well do you notice the trees around you, do you know what they are called? Have you hugged a tree? In BRUM you get the opportunity to go inside the bark and get to know the trees in a previously unknown way.
The trees in the forest are the performers of the piece and lead the audience through a journey where they share deep knowledge of their existence which reflects in an adventurous way human relationships. The spectator embarks on an expedition alone or in the company of close travelers. In BRUM, the audience is given the opportunity to temporarily get relieved from human-centered thinking and relax into the moment that the forest has to offer in any kind of weather that prevails. Trees influence the audience's perception in the forest, shaping and controlling, for example by letting the viewer play, touch, speak, sing, lie down and experience.
28. - 29. August and 4th - 5th September between 11:00-16:30 in the green circle in Heiðmörk (mayoral plan).
You can book a slot every fifteen minutes between 11: 00-16: 30. The experience can take between 60-120 minutes, depending on the speed of the audience.
Artists: Andrea Elín Vilhjálmsdóttir, Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter, Harpa Arnardóttir, Kara Hergils and Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir.
The project is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture and the Children's Culture Fund of Iceland.
Plöntutíð is a new theater- and performance arts festival that will be held for the second time during the 3rd - 5th September. The festival is a platform for artists who work with nature and strive to move beyond anthropocentric performing arts. The performance pieces on the festival are made for plants, in collaboration with plants and even performed by plants.
During Plöntutíð, workshops and a number of stage works will be shown in unconventional spaces around Reykjavík and Kópavogur. The program will be formally launched with a streamed performance called "Thank You for Keeping Me Alive" by Wiola Ujazdowska. The second day, Saturday, is dedicated to the youngsters and family time. The BRUM soundwalk by the performing arts group Trigger Warning takes off in Heiðmörk, then a Plant Theater workshop in Gerðarsafn with Lóa Björk Björnsdóttir is from one to three and the happening The Youth in the Woods will be performed by teenagers led by Ásrún Magnúsdóttir in Öskjuhlíð at four o'clock. In the evening, Jakub Zimmerman and Yelena Arkelow receive people in a food experience called Dear Carrot, sorry I forgot you out in the cold. Eva Halldóra Guðmundsdóttir and Vigfús Karl Sigfússon will premiere the soundscape Plöntusnúður for party-thirsty plants in the empty space in Skeljanes. On the last day of the festival, The Plant Becoming Project offers a bus trip around Kleifarvatn in Reykjanes and the Plant Theater offers audio pieces by kids and their plant friends in The Botanical Garden in Reykjavík. Finally, there will be an opportunity for the curious to go on a sensational journey in Ecosexuality with Íris Stefanía Skúladóttir and experience the earth as a lover.
Plöntutíð is funded by the Bank of Iceland Entrepreneurship Fund, the Reykjavík Arts and Culture Council, the Kópavogur Arts and Culture Council and the Children's Culture Fund of Iceland. Thank you!!!
You can read more about Plöntutíð at plontutid.com.
The festival will be held in one way or another and follows all the regulations on restrictions on gatherings due to the pandemic. Most events take place outdoors and in small groups of people that are closely linked. At the few indoor events and where it is more difficult to maintain the one-metre proximity limit, masks will be required. For more information, contact email@example.com.