WEDNESDAY 26TH NOV || 17:30 - 19.30 || REYKJAVÍK ART MUSEUM - HAFNARHÚS
To open this edition festival, Iceland-based art collective Choreography Reykjavík will realise the second iteration of their on-going t-shirt series Second Hand T-Shirtology and Danish artist Christian Falsnaes will realise a new work in collaboration with locals from the city entitled Face.
Face by Christian Falsnaes
Despite performance and choreography both playing dominant roles within the work of Christian Falsnaes, this will be the first time that Falsnaes' presents work within the explicit context of choreography.
Working in residence for 10 days prior to the festival, and commissioned by Reykjavík Dance Festival – with support from Live Art research and development agency The Festival – Christian Falsnaes will collaborate with locals from the city to create a new choreographic work entitled Face.
Enduringly engaged, through his work, in experimentation with social choreography, crowd control, power relations, and gendered roles – expect further experimentation of this sort. You might also expect, but don't be disappointed if it doesn't happen, a rigorous challenging of the relationship between art and audience – as well a bit of performance, may be some painting, potentially some music video making and / or some pop dancing.
This interview is worth a read if you want to hear him talk about his work
Christian Falsnaes was born in 1980 in Copenhagen and now lives and works in Berlin. He studied Philosophy at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria. For more insight into his work or professional activities be sure to check his website: www.falsnaes.com
Second Hand T-Shirtology by Choreography Reykjavík
What we have here is the continuation of art collective Choreography Reykjavík's ever growing t-shirt series Second Hand T-Shirtology. T-Shirt will be given away for free – yes, that's right – free, free, free – in exchange for those that get the t-shirts promising to wear them regularly in public.
WEDNESDAY 26TH || AT THE FESTIVAL OPENING BETWEEN 17:30 - 19.30 ||
REYKJAVÍK ART MUSEUM - HAFNARHÚS, Tryggvagata 17, 101 Reykjavik