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Experimental lecture, performance at Tjarnarbíó

Sunday 8th October

Sequences proudly introduces a special performance by honorary artist Joan Jonas in collaboration with Icelandic composer María Huld Markan.

Jonas (b.1936 New York) is a pioneering video artist. Since the 1960’s she has created groundbreaking multidisciplinary works that investigate time-based structures and the politics of spectatorship.  Her projects often simultaneously incorporate elements of theater, dance, sound, text, drawing, sculpture, and video projection. In newer videoworks, performances and installations Jonas has sought out collaborations with musicians and dancers, in addition to drawing from literary sources and mythic tales in realizing her multi-layered explorations. In this particular performance, the musical compositions of Markan will be interwoven with Jonas’s work.

Joan Jonas is the honorary artist of Sequences VIII, now in its eighth edition, taking place all over Reykjavík. In addition to her performance at Tjarnarbíó Jonas will open Does the Mirror Make the Picture, an extensive exhibition of her work from various time periods. The exhibition at the Living Art Museum opens on October 6th, the first day of the festival and is open until December 10th 2017.

 Sequences is a ten day biennale held in Reykjavík on 6.-15. October 2017. The aim of Sequences aims to produce and present progressive visual art with a special focus on time-based mediums such as performance, sonic works, video, and public interventions. Curator of Sequences VIII is Margot Norton, curator at the New Museum in New York and will the festival provide an outstanding array of offerings by various artists and musicians.

To learn more about the festival and its program, visit www.sequences.is

Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York/Rome