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BERG Contemporary at LOOP Fair 2017, Barcelona

At LOOP Fair 2017, BERG Contemporary will present Golden Voyage (1973)  by pioneering video artists Steina and Woody Vasulka.

In the mid-1970s, while working with various engineers and designers, the Vasulkas developed electronic tools specifically designed for art usage. They merged analog methods to digital methods, resulting in the precursor of many computer aided visualizations used today. In Golden Voyage, Magritte’s painting The Golden Legend (1958) becomes a pretext for exploring the possibilities of video, a medium that was still being defined at the time. The baguettes in the painting are the recurring motif in the video. The loaves of bread are manipulated electronically to change their location in the landscape.


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Violin Power enters the Digital Canon of the Netherlands

Steina’s Violin Power has been selected as one of the twenty most prominent and influential works made on Dutch soil by artists who lived or worked there over a long period of time. Steina’s nomination was due to her work as artistic co-director of STEIM (STudio for Electro Instrumental Music), a center for research and development of new musical

Haraldur Jónsson & Ásta Fanney perform in Hafnarborg

Haraldur Jónsson and Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir will present the collaborative performance BLÓÐSÓL III in Hafnarborg, Sunday March 3rd at 4 pm. The performance marks the closing event of the exhibition Phonemes – Exhibiting Music which explores the relationship of contemporary art and music. Among the works exhibited is Violin Power (1969-1978), one of the highlights

Recorder chosen for Loop Barcelona Critics’ Pick

Recorder (2010) by Sigurður Guðjónsson was recently chosen as one of blinkvideo’s Critics’ Pick of Loop Barcelona 2018. The critics Nicole Büsing and Heiko Klaas included Recorder in their selection of the highlights of the art fair which took place in November of last year. „The video work “Recorder”, created in 2010 by the Icelandic artist Sigurður