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Sequences: Watering a Glass Flower / David Horvitz & JFDR

Bandaríski myndlistarmaðurinn David Horvitz og tónlistarkonan JFDRJ (Jófríður Ákadóttir) taka höndum saman í Mengi þar sem Jófríður leikur á stundaglös sem búin hafa verið til og mótuð af David Horvitz. laugardagskvöldið 7. október klukkan 21. Gjörningurinn Watering A Glass Flower er hluti af dagskrá listahátíðarinnar Sequences Art Festival.
Aðgangur ókeypis og öllum heimill.


David Horvitz & JFDRJ (Jófríður Ákadóttir) in Mengi on Saturday, October 7th at 9pm. The performance Watering a Glass Flower is part of Sequences Art Festival. Free entrance and everybody welcome.


In his practice, David Horvitz suggests alternative methods of conceiving time, space, and synergy, incorporating both new and ancient technologies to measure, record, and transmit our distances.

For Sequences VIII, Horvitz presents Some Meditations for Resonating Hourglasses Sounding the Shapes of Hours (2015/2017), sculptures of hourglasses at Kling & Bang Gallery, each of which is made from colored glass that echoes the colors of the sky at different points throughout the day.

Instead of being used in their traditional capacity, these hourglasses will be filled with water and will function as instruments in a collaboration with Icelandic musician and composer Jófríður Ákadóttir (JFDR) for her performance Watering a Glass Flower (2017).
JFDR will play the hourglasses in a layered composition in which time is experienced visually, aurally, and metaphorically. Creating these vessels out of molds from a collection of hourglasses that he found online, Horvitz imbues their defined, quantified measurements with subjectivity, assigning a sound to the units of time that they are meant to carry.
Along with his hourglasses, the piece includes a text that is available as a takeaway in the gallery, which offers meditations on thinking beyond standardized measurements of time.

Earlier Event: October 6