The Rhythm of geysers

Sigrún Harðardóttir

17.6.2016 — 11.9.2016

Picture of people looking at video art

THE RHYTHM OF GEYSERS, an interactive video installation, brings to the foreground the musical diversity of the geothermal site. The visitor's participation is needed for the evolution of the works on display. By participating, the user creates his/her personal experience of the visual and sound composition of the geysers. The experience of the one participating is similar to playing an instrument or rather conducting different musicians playing different instruments. The different geysers are the musical instruments of this work and the musical harmony is created by the different rhythm and pitches reached at different stages of an eruption. “The Rhythm of Geysers” is a poem dedicated to the earth in form of 36 videos and an interactive floorpiece that contains 9 pressure sensors.

Sigrún Harðardóttir studied at the Icelandic School of Art and Crafts and at the State Academie of Fine Arts, in Amsterdam. Sigrún also holds a Master's Degree of Arts in multimedia from Université du Québec à Montréal. Sigrún has shown her works for over two decades in Iceland as well as in Canada, USA, The Netherlands, Germany and in Denmark. Her works can be found in the National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík Art Museum, Kópavogur Art Museum, the National Bank of Iceland, at the Reykjavík Energy Corporation and at the Sudurnes Energy Corporation. 

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3.9.2016 — 15.10.2017

Treasures of Icelandic Art

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