28 July - 9 September

Oh, So Quiet! Music as we look at it: Art and Cinema

Doug Aitken
Charles de Meaux
Dominique Gonzalez Foerster
Pierre Huyghe
Ange Leccia
Romain Kronenbourg
Lorna Simpson
Steina Vasulka
Dodda Maggý
Sigurđur Guđjónsson

Curated by Pascale Cassagnau

The parallel and common histories of modern art and contemporary art – with photography, cinema, video and television - have become more and more interwoven, by placing art into the focus of the camera, in need of time. One could cite the very relevant encounter between cinema and art through the documentary film made in 1966 by Brian de Palma on modern art “The Responsive Eye”. Elaborating a program of films on contemporary creation in its broader context, is to spark meetings between subjects, domains and fields of expression as to highlight the work of art. In this perspective, the meeting between music and cinema creates a universe which is rich of singular art works. Wheater through music, singing, recitation or register of noise, the sound of the works engages in cross-plays of language, speech and listening, which Roland Barthes often emphasized the complex and subtle process. The artists design sound installations configured as spaces to experience; a song being whispered, a shout, an unbearably strident noise and some music. Other works provide scenarios for abstract sound landscapes. This collection of films emanating from the video collection of CNAP includes works by Charles de Meaux, Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, Pierre Huyghe, Ange Leccia, Romain Kronenbourg and Lorna Simpson, bear witness to the rich diversity of film creation in France, which is presented alongside the rich singularity of Icelandic creation. With: Steina Vasulka, Dodda Maggý, Sigurđur Guđjónsson.

Verksmiđjan á Hjalteyri
Hjalteyri, Iceland

  25 November 2017 - 1 May

Fact of the Matter – Draft of Contemporary Art History in Iceland [1.0]

Group Exhibition

Dodda Maggý
Elín Hansdóttir
Finnbogi Pétursson
Gabríela Friđriksdóttir
Guđný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir
Harpa Árnadóttir
Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir
Hreinn Friđfinnsson
Hulda Stefánsdóttir
Ívar Valgarđsson
Jóhann Eyfells
Magnús Árnason
Tumi Magnússon
Styrmir Örn Guđmundsson

The material world is the subject of a few chosen pieces from Reykjavík Art Museum's collection. Natural phenomena, man-made things and various materials are the foundation, based on characteristics, nature, meaning and value.

The exhibition is a part of the museum's sketch work of sorts, of the history of contemporary Icelandic art. The idea is that the museum continues choosing pieces from the collection and placing them in the context of an experiment of writing art history as it happens.

When pieces are bought by the museum, a certain choice takes place, reflecting on the diversity of art creation each time, but here we try to analyse even further the joint emphases, found in today's artistic melting pot.

What characterises Icelandic fine art in the 21. century? What are the subjects of artists, their methods, materials and challenges?

Reykjavík Art Museum
Tryggvagata 17, 101 Reykjavík

  26 January 2018

10:00 PM

Dark Music Days

Loom performed by Nordic Affect at the National Gallery of Iceland

Loom is a video/music piece composed for Nordic Affect. The musical score is written by María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir and the video created by Dodda Maggý.

National Gallery of Iceland
Fríkirkjuvegi 7, 101 Reykjavik

  24 December 2017 - 3 January 2018

2nd Addis Video Art Festival

With its 2nd edition the Addis Video Art Festival continues to create a dialogue between local, and international artists by encouraging digital media culture. It will take place between 24 December and 3 January and will screen throughout Addis Ababa in a variety of locations including street corners, rooftops, public centers and art centers.

The international festival intends to provide a platform for innovative video art in Ethiopia and by sharing video art in both conventional and non-conventional settings, the festival will reach both the artist community and the everyday passerby. In the selection of works chosen for the second edition of the festival, the theme of love triangle appears in many manifestations from the intimately personal to the socio-political-environmental to the cosmic. The videos portray a sense of time that is liquid in its survey of the present moment, but in the end, moves steadfastly forward. The migrations amongst various geographies portrayed in the works correlate to various timelines as well. This is very fitting to the location of the festival in Ethiopia as it follows the Julian calendar, which is 8 years behind the Gregorian calendar, creating a new terrain of time altogether.

While the mechanics of triangulation has uses in politics, psychology, social sciences, and in the interpersonal politics of love, the essential method is always the same: by converging measurements taken from two distinct points, a more confident result is found, validating the data, be it time, space, or people, from the perspective of multiple observers. In this way, the complexity of the human experience is portrayed more accurately. However, triangulation also points out absences as space is filled from all sides in a balancing act that correlates to the other sides, one can easily find what is not contributing to the whole.

The festival will show works by Alban Wady El Neel, Mohamad El-Hadidi, Mulugeta Gebrekidan, Marie-Frnace Giaraudon, Martha Haile, Edgar Endress, Shahar Marcus & Nezaket, Helina Metaferia, Caroline Koss, Michael Macgarry, Suzanne Wawra, Onyinye Alheri Nigeria, Meike Redeker, Ng’endo Mukii, Eyal Segal, Yacob Bizuneh, Jacob Podbler and Wala & Kush and a guest program with Video Art from Iceland curated by Erin Honeycutt and featuring the artists Kristín Scheving, Sigurđur Guđjónsson, Dagrún Ađalsteinnsdóttir, Dodda Maggy, Ásdis Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Logi Leo Gunnarsson and Rakel Jonsdottir.

Various places, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  6- 10 December 2017

UNTITLED Miami Beach 2017

BERG Contemporary will be located at booth E6 with available works by
Dodda Maggý, Haraldur Jónsson, Kees Visser and Woody Vasulka

  4 November 2017
1:00 PM

Iceland Airwaves - Music Tech Day

Saturday 4th of November in Bíó Paradís will host exciting, interactive events as part of the Iceland Airwaves Conference & Lounge.

All events are open to the public!

13:00 Dodda Maggý, renowned artist and musician will showcase her visuals in Salur 1. Come see the much buzzed about work on the big screen!

14:00 dj. flugvél & geimskip is going to show us how to play her new video game which is made to coincide with her upcoming album release. She'll show us how it works and you can try it yourself.

Alongside this we'll have some lectures and performances as part of Music Tech Day:

14:20 Promogogo - Einar Örn (30 minutes)
15:00 Halldór Eldjárn (30 minutes)
15:45 Neon Planets – Interactive Music Publishing & Live Performance with Dađi Freyr
16:30 Genki Instruments introduces Wave

Bíó Paradís
Hverfisgata 54, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

23 September 2017 - 14 January 2018

ARoS Focus//New Nordic

Solo Exhibition

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum
ARoS Allé 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

1 - 3 September 2017

Chart Art Fair

BERG Contemporary will present artworks from
Sigurđur Guđjónsson, Dodda Maggý and Haraldur Jónsson

Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Nyhavn 2, 1051 Copenhagen Denmark

24 August

CPH Art Week
Opening Party


Enghavevej 40, 1674 Copenhagen Denmark

18 August - 21 October 2017


Solo Exhibition

Berg Contemporary
Klapparstígur 16, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

22 - 30 July 2017


Group Exhibition

Dodda Maggý
Egill Sćbjörnsson
Olga Bergmann & Anna Hallin
Ragnar Kjartansson

Kleifum, Blönduósi, Iceland

13 July - 19 August


Group Exhibition

EC Davies
Michael Davies
Kerstin Drechsel
Jorn Ebner
Mark Joshua Epstein
Nick Fox
Simon Le Ruez
Dodda Maggý
Jock Mooney
Michael Mulvihill
Stephen Palmer
Josué Pellot
Narbi Price
Morten Schelde
Matthew Smith
Alison Unsworth
Barbara Walker
Miranda Whall
Flora Whiteley

‘Vicennial’ celebrates twenty years of Vane with an exhibition of work by gallery artists. In July 1997 Vane opened our first ever exhibition. In the twenty years since then we have worked with hundreds of artists from around the world, both welcoming them to our home in the north east of England as well as through taking the gallery to participate in international projects in Denmark, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the USA.

39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

19 April 2017

7:00 PM

Loom performed by
Nordic Affect
National Sawdust

Loom is a video/music piece composed for Nordic Affect. The musical score is written by María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir and the video created by Dodda Maggý.

National Sawdust
80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Photo by Carol M. Highsmith 
13 April 2017
6:45 PM

World Premiere of Loom
Performed by
Nordic Affect at LA Phil's Reykjavík Festival

Loom is a video/music piece composed for Nordic Affect. The musical score is written by María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir and the video created by Dodda Maggý.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

  23 February 2017

20:00 PM

Q & A
Bout: Video Works from the Collection

Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir
Dodda Maggý
The Icelandic Love Corporation

Reykjavík Art Museum
Tryggvagata 17, 101 Reykjavík

  3 February 2017

Winterlights Festival 2017

Presented a new commission on live broadcast on Channel 2 on Icelandic television. DeCore (Doríon) 2017 is a three-projection, outdoor video installation made to honor and support the work of artist Gerđur Helgadóttir. Her stained glass windows of Kópavogur Church are severely damaged and in need of repair so a fundraiser campaign has been started.

Kópavogur Church
Hábraut 1a, 200 Kópavogur, Iceland

 12 January - 7 May 2017

Bout: Video Works from the Collection

Group Exhibition


Sigrún Harđardóttir
Steina Vasulka
Ráđhildur Ingadóttir
Sirra Sigrún Sigurđardóttir
Egill Sćbjörnsson
Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir
Ásmundur Ásmundsson
Dodda Maggý
Erling T.V. Klingenberg
Magnús Pálsson
Hlynur Helgason
Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir
Hlynur Hallsson
Finnur Arnar Arnarson
Libia Castro
Ólafur Ólafsson
Bjargey Ólafsdóttir
Gabríela Friđriksdóttir
Sigurđur Guđjónsson
Ţorvaldur Ţorsteinsson
Jeanette Castioni

BOUT – play, performance, record and tale
BOUT is an extensive project where a large part of the animated works in the Reykjavík Art Museum collection will be put on show. The title refers to the works being exhibited in four different bouts, each one lasting around four weeks. Each bout has its own theme which is based on the approach and subjects of the artists. The themes in question are play, performance, documentation and storytelling.

The first theme, starting this Thursday, is called PLAY. It holds works by artists such as Egill Sćbjörnsson, Erró, Sigrún Harđardóttir, Sirra Sigrún Sigurđardóttir and Steina. Their art work is technically characterised for example by an experimental approach to the media and research of the possibilities which technology brings. This bout includes the work Tokyo Four by Steina Vasulka who plays an important part in the development of video art, as an active participant in the international art scene during the birth and formation years of the media, late in the sixties.

A total of 22 art works will be on show during the exhibition.

The next bout, PERFORMANCE, starts on February 9th. It includes works by Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Ásmundur Ásmundsson, Dodda Maggý, Erling Klingenberg, The Icelandic Love Corporation and Magnús Pálsson.

The third bout is RECORD and starts on March 9th. Artists involved are Finnur Arnar Arnarson, Hlynur Hallsson, Hlynur Helgason, Jeanette Castioni, Libia and Ólafur, Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir and Ráđhildur Ingadóttir.

The fourth and last bout is TALE and it starts on April 6th. The works are by Bjargey Ólafsdóttir, Gabríela Friđriksdóttir, Sigurđur Guđjónsson and Ţorvaldur Ţorsteinsson.

During the exhibition an extensive program will run in Hafnarhús with conversations with the artists and lectures on video art and New Media and its contact points with museum collections and registration. An important part of the exhibition concerns the inner workings of the museum, but during the exhibition there will be work ongoing on an ideological and technical analysis of the works as well as their registration.
Ólöf Kristín Sigurđardóttir, Director at Reykjavík Art Museum, claims that modern day art museums face both ideological and practical questions when dealing with the preservation of New Media in a fast developing technical world. Is it for example okay to upgrade an art work into a new format? Is it okay to transfer from VHS to digital, or must the museum also keep old VHS-players and tube televisions? Wherein lies the essence of the art works in the minds of the artists who made them? Is it alright to constantly upgrade art work so it can be exhibited with the best available technology at any given time? It is also interesting to consider how the language, Icelandic, embraces the technology and the manifestation of the art works. We still call it video work although very few art works are made in such a way anymore and the VHS itself is long outdated.

Reykjavík Art Museum
Tryggvagata 17, 101 Reykjavík

  25 - 30 October 2016

20th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

Minerva (2013)
There, there (2013)

Czech Republic

  2 October 2016

15:00 PM

Artist Talk

Framtíđarminni / Future Memory

Dodda Maggý
Elsa Dórothea Gísladóttir
Ingirafn Steinarssons
Kristinn Már Pálmason

Reykjanes Art Museum
Tjarnargata 12, 230 Reykjanesbćr, Iceland


1 September - 6 November 2016

Framtíđarminni / Future Memory

Group Exhibition

Dodda Maggý
Elsa Dórothea Gísladóttir
Ingirafn Steinarssons
Kristinn Már Pálmason

Curated by Inga Ţórey Jóhannsdóttir

Reykjanes Art Museum
Tjarnargata 12, 230 Reykjanesbćr, Iceland

25 - 28 May 2016

Icelandic Festival of Electronic Arts


Óđinsgata 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

20 April 2016
18:00 - 22:00 PM

Coil: Music and Video Installation


Óđinsgata 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

27 September - 17 October

Reykjavik Stories

Group Exhibition

Jón Óskar, Hulda Hákon, Finnur Arnar, Jóhann Ludwig Torfason
Ragnhildur Jóhanns, Dodda Maggý, Guđmundur Thoroddsen and Sindri Leifsson

Bilderdijkstraat 141A, 2513 CN
Den Haag, Holland


24 - 30 September

Nordic Music Days 2015
Nordic Sound Art

Group Exhibition

Vinyl Terror & Horror (DK)
Erik Bünger (SE)
Cecilia Jonsson (SE)
Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen (FI)
Espen Sommer Eide (NO)
Christine Ödlund (SE)
Dodda Maggý (IS)

Curated by Rune Sřchting and Mads Kullberg

The art works shown are large scale installations with substantial visual elements, yet with sound as the central element bringing a wide range of materials into play. The audience will encounter a greenhouse with electro magnetic plants, record players that seem to have come alive, explorations of the relation between voice and identity and much more. Each art work constitutes its own micro universe exploring and visualising the formation, processing and transmission of sound.

The exhibition features a number of well established artists from the Nordic countries, who despite their international success have not previously been very exposed in Denmark.

The exhibition is set in the empty attics above Kongernes Lapidarium, and the architecture of Christian IV's Brewhouse, one of the oldest buildings in Copenhagen, serves as a spectacular backdrop to the contemporary sound art.

Kongernes Lapidarium, Copenhagen, Denmark

18 - 23 September 2015

Nordisk Panorama

Remembering - A Glimpse of a Memory

Curated by Kristín Scheving

Nordisk Panorama and Malmö Konsthall invites you to a selection of Icelandic Art films, all themed around belonging, identity, territory and memory.

“Coming from Iceland where nature plays a big role in most people´s memories, as we are still so few, sharing this island, there is space for wilderness that echoes in many people´s memories and their feelings of the territory.” Says the curator Kristín Scheving of the exhibition, which includes artists such as Hulda Rós Guđnadóttir, Una Lorenzen, Sigurđur Guđjónsson, Kristín Scheving, Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, María Dalberg, Dodda Maggý, Steina and Woody Vasulka.

The Bookstore in Malmö Konsthall
St Johannesgatan 7, 205 80 Malmö, Sweden

14 June
15:00 PM

Artist Talk

Birting / Illumination

Dodda Maggý & Erla Ţórarinsdóttir

Kópavogur Art Museum
Hamraborg 4, 200 Kópavogur

20 May - 7 June 2015


VideoArt Festival

Icelandic selection curated by Kristín Scheving

Rennes, France

15 May 2015
21:00 PM

16 May 2016
16:00 PM

Doríon: Video & Music Performance by Dodda Maggý
Performed by Kvennakórinn Katla / Katla Women’s Choir

The performance runs for 40 min

Curated by Kristín Dagmar Jóhannesdóttir

Reykjavík Arts Festival 2015

Kópavogur Church
Hábraut 1a, 200 Kópavogur, Iceland

12 - 19 April 2015

Línubilun / Line Fault

Group Exhibition

Dodda Maggý
Sigrún Hrólfsdóttir
Sirra Sigrún Sigurđardóttir

Curated by Borghildur Tumadóttir & Freyja Eilíf Logadóttir

Off Venue SEQUENCES - Real Time Art Festival
Ekkisens Art Space

Bergstađastrćti 25B, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

5 December 2014

Premiere of Audio/Visual Performance

Performance Night

Curated by Marie-Louise Andersson

Copenhagen, Denmark

18 October 2014
18:00 PM

Panel Discussion
Art, Nature and Society; a relationship in progress?

In connection with the exhibition
Pushing Reality - Icelandic Photography
A part of the official programme of MdF

Panel members:
Dodda Maggy, Artist
Daniel Reuter, Artist
Spessi, Artist
Einar Falur Ingolfsson, Art critic
Katia Reich, Art Historian
Nina Grundemark, Curator

Moderator: Dr. Chistiane Stahl
Director at Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation, Berlin

Icelandic Embassy in Berlin

Felleshus, Nordic Embassies, Rauchstrasse 1, Berlin

18 October - 15 November 2014

Pushing Reality - Icelandic Photography

  Group Exhibition

A part of the official programme of MdF

Curated by Nina Grundemark

Grundemark Nilsson Gallery
c/o Alexander Ochs Projects
Besselstrasse 14, 10969 Berlin



7 July - 26 October 2014

At Twilight

Group Exhibition

Through time artists have explored and been lured by the mystical space created by promt contrasts of light and shadow and weather transformations. But, the transition of the twilight also affects other creatures than humans and Mother Nature; the contrast to sunlight and daylight is night and darkness when strange creatures are on the move. The local folklore tells tales of night trolls; uncanny creatures who reside in caves and canyons, that if they are exposed to sunlight they turn into stone. For long Icelanders have read various symbols from the land and commonly perceived stone formations as transformed troll figures. From such play of fantasy and conflict between the bright world and the darker forces of nature, folktales are created, even in our times.

The exhibition is intended to provide insight into the process of research and exploration of Icelandic artists on refraction, shadowplay in nature and luminous effect of optical spectra.

The works in this exhibition are all by Icelandic artists from the collection of the National Gallery of Iceland spanning the period from 1900 to 2013, by such artists as Guđmunda Andrésdóttir, Ásgerđur Búadóttir, Dodda Maggý, Svavar Guđnason, Spessi (Sigurţór Hallbjörnsson), Gerđur Helgadóttir, Ásgrímur Jónsson, Sigurđur Árni Sigurđsson, Jón Stefánsson and Ţórarinn B. Ţorláksson.

National Gallery of Iceland
Fríkirkjuvegi 7, 101 Reykjavik

24 May 2014
20:00 PM


Icelandic Festival of Electronic Arts

Dodda Maggý
Tehri Marttila
Eric Parr
Hlöđver Sigurđsson

Sölvhóll, LHÍ Concert Hall
Sölvhólsgötu 3, 101 Reykjavik

18 April 2014
21:00 PM



Óđinsgata 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

4 - 18 April 2014

Papay Gyro Nights 2014

Video Installations by
Sigurđur Guđjónsson & Dodda Maggý

Curated by Kristín Scheving

Hong Kong

15 March 2014
15:00 PM

Artist Talk

Cadences of Line and Color

Reykjavík Art Museum
Tryggvagata 17, 101 Reykjavík

15 - 22 February 2014

Papay Gyro Nights 2014

Video Installations by
Sigurđur Guđjónsson & Dodda Maggý

Curated by Kristín Scheving

Contemporary Art Festival at Papay Arts Centre
Tredwall, Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland

1 February - 13 April 2014

Cadences of Line and Color

Group Exhibition

Curated by Hafţór Yngvason, Yean Fee Quay & Jón Proppé

This exhibition showcases works of art in the spirit of “visual music.” Since the early twentieth century, artists in search of abstract forms of expression have sought inspiration in music. The pioneers of abstract painting consciously looked to musical aesthetics in order to develop a new kind of painting without reference to external reality. In due course, in the 1920s, avant-garde artists began experimenting with the new possibilities of film technology to create visual music. Since then, with the advent of video, and increasingly sophisticated means for working with music and images, artists have been able to develop this art form even further, to make works in the spirit of visual music without requiring a team of technicians to do so. Thus the concept of visual music can be traced through art history from the beginning of the twentieth century until the present day.

The exhibition is made up of three parts: First, the historical background to the art form is established through  its main pioneers – Viking Eggeling, Thomas Wilfred, Oskar Fischinger and John and James Withney. The second part of the exhibition consists of new installation, Trajectories, that combines video work by Sigurđur Guđjónsson and an electronic/piano composition by Anna Ţorvaldsdóttir, Decore (aurae) by the artist Dodda Maggý and works by the American artist Jeremy Blake. The third and final section curated by Jón Proppé, consists of about forty smaller works that illustrate the relationship between music and abstract art in Iceland.

The exhibition, which is organized in collaboration with the Reykjavik Centre for Visual Music, will coincide with the opening of the inaugural Reykjavik Visual Music–Punto y Raya Festival, which will be held at the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre from January 30–February 2, 2014. The new work by Sigurđur Guđjónsson and Anna Ţorvaldsdóttir was commissioned for the festival by the Reykjavik Centre for Visual Music. The Silfurberg Art Fund sponsors both the festival and the exhibition.

About the artists
Swedish artist Viking Eggeling (1880–1925) is renowned for his participation in various radical artistic and political movements in the 1910s and 20s. He lived in Paris, the epicentre of modernism, from 1911-17, and then Zurich, where he took part in Dadaist performance art at the Cabaret Voltaire. In his work he aspired to develop abstract forms that could serve as a universal visual vocabulary for movement. A pioneer of experimental abstract film, Eggeling used stop-motion photography to animate series of drawings. His Symphonie diagonale (1924) had a revolutionary impact on experimental film.

Danish-American artist Thomas Wilfred (1889–1968) was a pioneer and creator of Lumia, the art of light, which was an entirely new art form in the beginning of the twentieth century.  He developed a complex instrument, which he called a clavilux, to project coloured imagery, instead of just colour fields like earlier instruments.  Wilfred used the clavilux to perform his many compositions of light, colour, and form; they consist of a very wide range of light intensity and a broad spectrum of delicate colours and shapes.  Wilfred regarded Lumia as a completely independent and new art form and performed his compositions in complete silence.   Later in his career he developed individual instruments, each of which displayed a single composition.  Digital representations of some of the 18 extant compositions are on display here.  As technology has improved, the digital representations give a better approximation to Wilfred’s analog art.  But the exquisite, sublime beauty of Wilfred’s work can still be fully experienced only when viewing his works in person. In the spirit of abstract expressionism, the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1951 exhibited three of his works alongside paintings by Pollock, Rothko and Willem de Kooning.  But again, because Wilfred thought of Lumia as an independent, separate art form, he did not regard his work as part of abstract expressionist painting, even though he was working contemporaneously with many of those painters.
German-American artist Oskar Fischinger (1900–1967), one of the main protagonists in the history of animation and abstract cinema, is a pioneer of visual music. In the 1920s, in his famous series Studies, he created a new abstract film language with highly complex animation. Fischinger’s animated lines and shapes move in smooth transitions, parallel to and in harmony with music and rhythms. In 1936, Paramount Pictures brought Fischinger to Hollywood, where his unique style influenced Disney’s animated feature Fantasia. More importantly, Fischinger’s foresights in film as an art form continue to influence many artists, animators and filmmakers to this day.

Brothers John (1917–95) and James Whitney (1921–82) are well known for their innovative work in film: John was a composer and James a filmmaker, and together they did pioneering work with abstract film, including Twenty-Four Variations on an Original Theme, based on Arnold Schoenberg’s twelve-tone system. A sequence made by John for Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo is a renowned example of the expressive power of abstract music.

US artist Jeremy Blake (1971–2007) is best known for his video works and his collaborations with filmmakers and musicians. His works were selected for the Whitney Biennial in New York in 2000, 2002 and 2004.

Dodda Maggý (b.1981) completed her MFA degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 2009. Alongside her MFA studies she also pursued studies in Nordic Sound Art (a two-year MFA programme jointly organised by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts,  Malmö Art Academy, Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Trondheim Academy of Fine Art), in which she focussed on the connection between music and visual art. 

Sigurdur Gudjónsson (b. 1975) makes videos where image, sound, and space form a seamless whole.The distant world of these works draws the viewer toward its core, through a near-bodily experience of the interplay of image and sound with the setting. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, in such institutions as the National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarborg, Iceland, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany, Arario Gallery, Beijing, Liverpool Biennial, Tromsř Kunstforening, Norway,  Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Ursula Blickle Videoarchiv Kunsthalle Vienna, Kling & Bang Gallery and Bergen Kunsthall Norway.

Anna Ţorvaldsdóttir (b.1977)  music tends to portray a flowing world of sounds with an enigmatic lyrical atmosphere. Her works have been nominated and awarded on many occasions. Her chamber orchestra piece Hrim was awarded Composition of the Year at the Icelandic Music Awards 2011, as well as the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition 2011. At the Icelandic Music Awards 2012, Anna was awarded Composer of the Year and her debut album Rhízōma was awarded Classical/Contemporary Album of the Year. Anna is the recipient of the prestige Nordic Council Music Prize 2012 for her work Dreaming.

Reykjavík Art Museum
Tryggvagata 17, 101 Reykjavík

31 January - 2  February 2014

Nordic Outbreak

Confronting Elements

Ken Are Bongo, The wind whispers there is someone behind the tundra (2006)
Antti Laitinen, Snowman (2006)
Dan Lestander, Dreams and Wishes (2010)
Sigurdur Gudjónsson, Veil (2012)
Pernille With Madsen, Transition (2008-2009)
Dodda Maggý,There, there (2013)
Miia Rinne, SEA (2012)

Curated by Tanya Toft and Dan Lestander

The program in Umeĺ will also include Superflex, Burning Car (2008). Burning Car is a film work by Superflex in which a car is being set on fire. The empty car starts to burn, the cabin is filled with smoke and fire, car-paint is bobbling, tires explode. Towards the end the car is burned out completely.

Nordic Outbreak ends its Nordic tour visiting Umeĺ in northern Sweden, for the Inauguration of the city of Umeĺ as European Capital of Culture 2014, January 31-February 2, 2014. A selection from the Nordic Outbreak program will be projected on temporary canvases installed as a cube in Rĺdhusparken and integrate with the winter landscape.

The Nordic Outbreak exhibition in Umeĺ explores the theme Confronting Elements. In the Greek notion of the classical elements fire, air, water and earth, each element has a property, always in transformation from one state to the other – hot then dry; wet then hot; cold then wet; dry then cold. Nature’s elements have been romanticized in Nordic visual aesthetics in a tradition emerging from landscape paintings with nature’s core elements as properties for human spirit and vitality. While questioning the reality and materiality of nature’s elements, Nordic Outbreak: Confronting Elements also questions the myth of them. Installed in a large-scale, cubic installation in direct contact with the snow, the installation establishes both coherency and confrontation between abstracted elements in the artworks that simultaneously enhance and resolute each other.

Umeĺ has been appointed European Capital of Culture 2014. Each year EU appoints two cultural capitals of Europe, with the aim of highlighting our shared cultural heritage and stimulate interest in the cultural riches of the countries in the EU. In Umeĺ this award is an important part of the municipality’s long-term growth strategy. This will create a greater interest in the city and its stakeholders, and contribute to culture-driven growth.

Umeĺ, Sweden

15 -19 January 2014

London Art Fair 2014

Represented by VANE

Kerstin Drechsel  Nick Fox  Simon Le Ruez  Dodda Maggy  Jock Mooney
Michael Mulvihill  Stephen Palmer  Narbi Price  Morten Schelde

Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington, London

18 - 22 December 2013


Contemporary Festival of New Media Arts and Advanced Audiovisual Technologies

with 700IS Reindeerland  curated by Kristín Scheving

Madrid, Spain

16 November - 1 December 2013


Solo Exhibition

Curated by Finnur Arnar

Menningarhúsiđ Skúrinn

7 - 11 November 2013

Instant Video (international video art and multimedia festival)
Dark - Bright - Rebirth

with 700IS Reindeerland curated by Kristín Scheving

Steina with Woody Vasulka  |  Una Lorenzen  Dodda Maggý
Sigurđur Guđjónsson  Sigrún Harđardóttir  Elísabet Brynhildardóttir
Kríudóttir  Hulda Rós Guđnadóttir  Sally & Mo

Marseille, France

30 October 2013
 17:00 - 19:00 PM

(Bring Your Own Beamer)

BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) is an open source DIY curatorial format iniciated by Rafaël Rozendaal. These series of one-night-exhibitions hosting artists and their projectors have been spreading across the world rapidly. The event is held in collaboration between The Living Art Museum, The Icelandic Art Center & You Are In Control.

The Living Art Museum
Skúlagata 28, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

26 October 2013

11:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Nordic Outbreak
Video Art : Then & Now

Nordic Outbreak will be presented at the Reykjavik Art Museum during the first historical exhibition of Icelandic video art shown in Reykjavik, Icelandic Video Art from 1975-1990, curated by Margrét Elisabet Ólafsdóttir. The talks and discussions organized around those two events taken place simultaneously will raise questions about the role of local histories and their relevance in regard to contemporary video art practices.

Speakers include: Jacob Lillemose (curator), Jonathan Habib Engqvist (curator), Hlynur Helgason (assistant professor at the University of Iceland) and Dodda Maggý (artist). The panel is moderated by Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir (independant researcher at The Reykjavík Academy), curator of the exhibition Icelandic Video art from 1975 to 1990, actually on display at the Reykjavik Art Museum.

Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland

25 - 27 October 2013

Nordic Outbreak
Curated by Tanya Toft and Birta Guđjónsdóttir

Nordic Outbreak will explore the theme animated bodies and modified realities. Animated Bodies and Modified Realities, the theme of the Reykjavik program, explores the moving image as a platform for performative investigation and modes of enhancing and creating new realities via the ever advancing modification possibilities of editing tools. The program presents current elements of video art in the Nordic countries with specific emphasis on the recurring threads of video art in Iceland, such as performativity and animation.

The works presented in this selection of Nordic Outbreak offer insight into subjects as varied as spiritual relations between nature and technology, nature as reflected in the internal dimensions of dreams and nature as a victim of human destruction, dark chapters in Nordic history, healing powers of humans and our methods of creating history.

Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland

25 - 27 October 2013

Nordic Outbreak
Screen City Festival

Curated by Tanya Toft and Daniela Arriado

Iselin Linstad Hauge, The Foreignness of Her (2011)

Jessica Faiss, Rewind (2011)
Jette Ellgaard, West Coast (2009)
Jeannette Ehlers, Black Bullets (2012)
Eva Olsson, On Non-Freehold Property (2011)
Dodda Maggý, There, there (2013)
Birgitte Sigmundstad, Morning (2011)
Magnus Sigurdarson, 1001 Dreams of Occupation (2012)
Antti Laitinen, Snowman (2006)
Vibeke Jensen, SLEEPER_CELL (2003/2013)

In Stavanger, the select Nordic Outbreak program explores the notion of EVERYDAY TERRITORIES. Our everyday territories, both psychic and material – our household, work place or neighbourhood, and spaces that we occupy in virtual worlds – are held together by invisible rules, expectations and gazes of society. The works presented in Everyday Territories offer insight into fictive and real-imagined situations, which might appear to be ‘just normal’ but underneath the surface reveal narratives of economic inequality, domestic resistance, feminist issues, cultural displacement and dreams of escapism that exist in a parallel stream to the facade of normalcy.

Installed in the middle of the Lervigstunet park, an important site in the eastside development of Stavanger, the theme responds to locally relevant issues of borders and migration and to Stavanger as a city in movement and development influenced by changing meanings of its physical, cultural and symbolic territories.

Stavanger, Norway

24 - 28 October 2013

700IS Reindeerland

Curated by Kristín Scheving

Egilstađir, Iceland

1 August 2013

Nordic Outbreak
The Maboneng Precinct

J Tobias Anderson, The Wind (2009)
Jeannette Ehlers, Black Bullets (2012)
Jessica Faiss, Rewind (2011)
Vibeke Jensen, Sleeper Cell (2012)
Hannu Karjalainen, Towards an Architect (2010)
Dodda Maggy, There, there (2013)
Miia Rinne, Sea (2012)

The installation also presents MIDNIGHT MOMENT
featuring Björk in Mutual Core (2012)

in collaboration with Times Square Arts

A selection from the Nordic Outbreak exhibition will be exhibited in The Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg, South Africa in partnership with The Trinity Session founders Marcus Neustetter and Stephen Hobbs, and The Maboneng Precinct.

August 1, 2013, 7-10pm
at the corner of Fox Street and Kruger Street

Johannesburg, South Africa

8 - 28 June 2013

Nordic Outbreak

Nordic Outbreak was invited to present a special program during and post ISEA 2013 Sydney, June 8 – 28 by Urbanscreens TV, The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood Sydney NSW 2067.

ISEA is an international symposium of electronic art and ideas that takes place in a different city each year. ISEA 2013 took place in Sydney, Australia. Presented by the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) and held alongside Vivid Sydney – a festival of light, music and ideas – ISEA2013 showcased the best media artworks from around the world and provide a platform for the lively exchange of future-focused ideas.

The 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art comprised engaging presentations and thought-provoking speakers and discussions, informed dialogues, dynamic debates, enlightening keynotes and experimental incursions into the extensive and diverse practice of electronic media arts.

Sydney, Australia

5 - 15 April 2013

Papay Gyro Nights 2013

Experimental Film and Video Art programme
with 700IS Reindeerland curated by Kristín Scheving

Hong Kong

4 - 7 April 2013

Nordic Outbreak

Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue at 38th Street, NY

A touring exhibition of Nordic video art and new media art for international
public spaces in 2013 -2014. Nordic Outbreak is a program of Streaming Museum

Produced and curated by Tanya Toft  & Nina Colosi
Icelandic selection curated by Birta Guđjónsdóttir

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, J Tobias Anderson, Björk & Andrew Thomas Huang, Jeannette Ehlers Jette Ellgaard, Jessica Faiss, Sřren Thilo Funder, Marit Fřlstad, Sigurdur Gudjónsson Styrmir Örn Gudmundsson, Eeva-Mari Haikala, Iselin Linstad, Hauge Kaia Hugin, Hanne Ivars, Mogens Jacobsen, Vibeke Jensen, Jesper Just, Hannu Karjalainen, Ken Are Bongo Antti Laitinen, Dan Lestander, Una Lorenzen, Dodda Maggy, Eva Olsson, Pernille With Madsen, QNQ/AUJIK, Miia Rinne, Egill Sćbjörnsson, Birgitte Sigmundstad, Magnus Sigurdarson, Superflex

Nordic Outbreak launches in New York City with a week of events and exhibitions in public spaces. The programs will address contemporary dynamics in Nordic moving images and what “the Nordic” has come to mean in the digital age as a concept of aesthetics and identity.

New York Launch:
4 - 25 April 2013: Scandinavia House, Victor Borge Hall Lobby, 58 Park Avenue
5 April 2013: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza 47th St. and 2nd Avenue (7 - 10 PM)
6 April 2013: Symposium at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue at 38th Street, NY
6 April 2013: New Museum Sky Room reception, 235 Bowery (7 - 11 PM)

The theme of the New York exhibition, Nordic Outbreak: Confronting Tales, Futures and Memories, questions the fictional narratives and tales that underpin the Nordic concept – of cultural values, identification with nature, melancholia, everyday life and the welfare model. These tales have shaped through past and present myths, memories and nostalgia, and in the traditions and rituals of everyday life, which ultimately shape ideas about the future. Confronting Tales, Futures and Memories is the umbrella theme of the total collection of artworks. It challenges the preconceived notions of ‘the Nordic’ concept as idea and identity.

Venues in Scandinavia 2013 and 2014:
 KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland
Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
Screen City Festival, Stavanger, Norway
Danish Architecture Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Katuaq, The Cultural Centre of Greenland, Nuuk, Greenland

4 - 10 March 2013

Luminous Language

Curated by Vane Contemporary Art

Group Exhibition

Héctor Arce-Espasas  |  Adam Burns  |  EC Davies  |  Michael Davies  |  Kerstin Drechsel

Jorn Ebner  Mark Joshua Epstein  |  Nick Fox  Nadia Hebson  |  Jonpaul Kirvan
Simon Le Ruez  |  Dodda Maggy  |  Jane Millican  |  Jock Mooney  |  Michael Mulvihill
Stephen Palmer  Josué Pellot  Narbi Price  |  Morten Schelde  |   Matthew Smith
Alison Unsworth  |  Barbara Walker  |  Miranda Whall  Flora Whiteley

Vane presents ‘Luminous Language’, an exhibition of contemporary approaches to drawing. “Drawing is a struggle between nature and the artist, in which the better the artist understands the intentions of nature, the more easily he will triumph over it. For him it is not a question of copying, but of interpreting in a simpler and more luminous language." Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), The Salon of 1846, VII: On the Ideal and the Model (1846)

Though the traditional medium of pencil on paper continues to be a mainstay of drawing, in the expanded field of contemporary practice, artists are using an ever-widening range of media in order to experiment with their ideas and themes. And while drawing is still used as a starting  point or a kind of shorthand in the development of work in other media, increasingly, many artists are seeing it as the core of their work.

‘Luminous Language’, curated by Vane, explores the great variety of contemporary drawing through the work of 24 artists from the UK, Europe and the USA. Whether using pencil, paint, collage, photography or video, these works give us an insight into each artist’s working method and their individual artistic visions.

Launch F18 Gallery
373 Broadway (between White Street and Franklin Street) 6th Floor, NY 10013, USA
Preview: Monday 4 March 6-8pm. Gallery open: 5-10 March by appointment

21 - 28 February 2013

Papay Gyro Nights 2013
Contemporary Art Festival at Papay Arts Centre

with 700IS Reindeerland curated by Kristín Scheving

Tredwall, Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland

7 - 10 February 2013

700IS Reindeerland
Experimental Art Festival

Nordic House
Sturlugata 5, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland

30 November - 9 December 2012

Festisvall 3.5

Group Exhibition

Artíma Gallerí

Skúlagata 28, 101 Reykjavik

15 November - 22 December 2012


Unfolding Space through Sound Art

Group Exhibition curated by ARTnord

Amund Sjřlie Sveen 
|  Ĺsa Stjerna  Catrin Andersson  Dodda Maggý
Elin Řyen Vister  Goodiepal  Halldór Úlfarsson
Jessie Kleemann & Iben Mondrup  Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir

Les Boreales Festival, Caen, France

25 - 28 October 2012

Belgrade Art Fair

Video Program with NOVA

Kulturni Centar Beograda
Trg Republike 5, Belgrade, Serbia

17 September - 21 October 2012

Unfolding Space through Sound Art

Touring Group Exhibition curated by ARTnord

Amund Sjřlie Sveen 
|  Ĺsa Stjerna  Catrin Andersson  Dodda Maggý
Elin Řyen Vister  Goodiepal  Halldór Úlfarsson
Jessie Kleemann & Iben Mondrup  Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir

Ystads Konstmuseum, Sweden

17 - 19 August 2012

Papay Gyro Nights 2012

Experimental Film and Video Art programme

Kjřtt, Norway

3 July 2012

Presentation of the exhibition
Horizonic and ARTnord Magazine no.11

The residency of Berglind Ásgeirsdóttir Ambassador of Iceland in Paris
Projection of videos by the Icelandic artists Dodda Maggý and Halldór Úlfarsson

16 June 2012
15:00 PM

Artist Talk


Unfolding Space through Sound Art

Listasafni Árnesinga
LÁ Artmuseum
Austurmörk 21, 810 Hveragerđi, Iceland

19 May - 24 June 2012

Unfolding Space through Sound Art

Touring Group Exhibition curated by ARTnord

Amund Sjřlie Sveen  |  Ĺsa Stjerna  Catrin Andersson  Dodda Maggý
Elin Řyen Vister  Goodiepal  Halldór Úlfarsson
Jessie Kleemann & Iben Mondrup  Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir

Listasafni Árnesinga
LÁ Artmuseum
Austurmörk 21, 810 Hveragerđi, Iceland

ARTnord Magazine no. 11 Paris May 2012

Ásdís Ólafsdóttir Director of ARTnord
Emeline Eudes Editor-in-Chief
Dorothée Nourisson Creative Director

Includes essay The Music of Vision by Rune Sřchting

DeCore (aurae) by Dodda Maggý

Blatt Blađ no. 60,

Magazine curated by
Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir and Hlynur Hallsson

Includes the work Wendy by Dodda Maggý

26 - 29 April 2012 & 6 May 2012

Papay Gyro Nights 2012

Experimental Film and Video Art programme

Hong Kong

16 February 2012

Super Nova

Screening  with NOVA / Northern Video Art Network
at exhibition Jump Cut with FixC Co-operative

Galerie Suvi Lehtinen
Novalisstrasse 7, 10115 Mitte, Berlin

10 February 2012

Screening on Museum Night


Strandgata 34, 220 Hafnarfjörđur, Iceland

6 - 13 February 2012

Papay Gyro Nights 2012

Contemporary Art Festival

with NOVA / Northern Video Art Network

Papay Arts Centre

Tredwall, Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland

13 - 26 October 2011

Endemis Óhljóđ

Sound Exhibition
curated by Endemi

University of Iceland

Sćmundargata 2, 101 Reykjavik

10 September - 9 October 2011

Rise And Shine

Screening at Group Exhibition
with NOVA / Northern Video Art Network


Gredbyvägen 18, Eskiltuna, Sweden

5 -11 September 2011

Screening at Reykjavik Dance Festival

10 August - 15 September 2011

Wit, Fear and Sarcasm

Goup Exhibition

Rowena Hughes  |  Ann-Marie James  |  Dodda Maggy  |  Mariana Mauricio  |  Robert Nicol

FAS Contemporary Art
148 New Bond Street, London

3 June 2011
17:00 PM

The Confected Video Archive of Kling & Bang


Presented by Kling & Bangat Dorothea Schlueter Galerie
Nobistor 36, 22767 Hamburg

26 Feb - 8 May 2011

Hljóđheimar / Sound Fields

Group Exhibition

Dodda Maggý will present the sound installation Rainbow

29 March - 10 April 2011

National Gallery of Iceland
Fríkirkjuvegi 7, 101 Reykjavik

30 September 2010
19:00 PM

Icelandic Artists on Film

Screening curated by Package Deals

Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium

53 Wall Street, Yale University, New York, USA

14 July 2010

15:00 PM

Screening as a part of Villa Reykjavik

Curated by Kling & Bang

House of Ideas
Grandagarđur 2, 101 Reykjavik

3 April - 29 May 2010

Solo Exhibition

Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England

30 January - 30 Mars 2010

Remote Viewing Part 2

Group Exhibition

Curated by
Paul Young

The Pacific Design Center
Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069-5730

28 January 2010

20:00 PM

Artist Talk

LUCY : D15

Reykjavík Art Museum
Tryggvagata 17, 101 Reykjavík

15 January - 28 February 2010

LUCY : D15

Solo Exhibition

Curated by
Yean Fee Quay
Reykjavík Art Museum

Tryggvagata 17, 101 Reykjavík

24 September - 14 October 2009

Video Konst

Group Exhibition

Curated by Kultur i länet
in various public spaces in
Dalarna, Gävle and Uppsala in Sweden

24 June - 25 September 2009


Group Exhibition

Curated by
Vane Directors Paul Stone and Christopher Yeats

Contemporary Art Society

11 - 15 Emerald St. London

24 - 28
June 2009

NO SOUL FOR SALE – A Festival Of Independents

Presented by
Kling & Bang

X Initiative

548 West 22 St, New York (old DIA center)

12 - 14 June 2009


The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition

Kongens Nytorv 1, 1050 Copenhagen

16 May - 5 July 2009


The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition

GL Strand
Gammel Strand 48, 1202 Copenhagen

25 April - 7 June 2009


Nordic Sound Art Graduation Exhibition

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde

© Dodda Maggý