Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir | Improvisation for painting
Amsterdam-based artist Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir intervenes at Marres with a new, site-specific iteration of her artwork Improvisation For Painting (2013), first shown at Alpineum Produzenten gallery in Lucerne, Switerland and at The Living Art Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland. In various rooms of the exhibition The Painted Bird, Helgadóttir’s sculptural display structures serve as framing devices to isolate visual elements of Marres’ painted interior, inciting three musicians to intuitively translate those fragments through live improvisation on electric guitar, electric bass and saxophone. Inspired by the Slow Research theme ‘Not-Knowing,’ the afternoon and evening happenings are pure improvisation: real-time encounters that invite emotional engagement and openness to the present moment as the music adds a new, fluid layer to the already-rich environment of the exhibition.
Performers: Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir, Bergur Thomas Andersen, Tumi Árnason and Indridi Ingólfsson.