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SINGULARITY

Installation at Harpa

Singularity is an installation, specially designed for the 2020 Reykjavík Arts Festival. The space was unveiled as part of the 50th anniversary celebration at the Festival Hub in Idno and was open to the public from 6th to 17th June 2020. Singularity will re-open in Harpa in August 2020.

SINGULARITY

The centre of a black hole is called a singularity. At that point, the state of matter is so remarkable that time and space cease to consist in their familiar form. The word is taken from the language of mathematics and represents a point at which a function takes infinite value; infinity being the concept around which the installation revolves.

Architect Baldur Snorrason has run Bark Studio since his 2016 MA in Architecture from the University of Copenhagen. He has worked across architecture, design and art on various projects, all of which deal with the experience of the space in one way or another.

Michael Godden works in the fields of architecture and visual art. Since his graduation from the Glasgow School of Art he has worked on building projects in Zürich, Paris and Reykjavik and collaborated with such artists as Jordi Colomer, Pezo Von Ellrichshausen and EXYZT. His recent work explores the body’s relationship to form and space, playing with an intimacy that architecture struggles to provide.

Katerina Blahutova is a czech multidisciplinary designer currently based in Reykjavík. She graduated in architecture at CTU in Prague, Czech Republic and studied multimedia and theatre arts at IUAV Venezia, Italy. Kristian Ross is a Danish musician, composer and sound artist located in Reykjavik, Iceland. He studied audio design, musicology and music composition from the universities of Aalborg and Århus and got his Phd degree in adaptive music in interactive media from the university of Aalborg.

Design: Baldur Snorrason, Michael Godden
Lights and interactivity: Katerina Blahutová and Raphaël Alexandre
Sound Design: Kristian Ross

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