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Slettireka

Paint the glass façade

During the Reykjavík Winter Lights Festival 2017 Harpa’s façade will be converted into a giant interactive canvas. Participants will be able to illustrate the canvas by colliding it with virtual paint. Illustration takes place by opening Paint Splatter (www.paint.is) on your phone, choosing the colors and where you want to splash paint on the façade. The effects will be seen immediately and the virtual paint obeys the same laws of nature as other viscous liquids as it begins to run downwards slowly. The authors are Halldór Eldjárn and Þórður Hans Baldursson.

In November 2015, Harpa, Studio Ólafur Elíasson and The City of Reykjavík called for proposals for an artwork utilizing the façade of Harpa Music Hall. Slettireka was chosen and was presented during the Reykjavík Winter Lights Festival 2016.

The painting is available from 6pm today until Sunday on Paint Splatter – www.paint.is