Sigurður Guðjónsson, Steina and Woody Vasulka

10 - 26 March

BERG Contemporary from Reyjavík, Iceland, presents a new exhibition, bringing together video artists from two different generations: Steina & Woody Vasulka and Sigurður Guðjónsson.

Their work investigates the materiality of technological devices and the nature of electronic sound and imagery. Video art revolutionaries Steina and Woody Vasulka were among the first to consider the electronic signal as an artistic medium. Sigurður Guðjónsson, who will soon represent Iceland at the 59th Venice Biennale, is known for his striking time-based media works.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an artist talk between Sigurður Guðjónsson and Mónica Bello, Curator of the Icelandic Pavilion and Head of Arts at the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva, which will take place on 24 March 2022.

'The Vasulka Effect', a documentary about the life and work of Steina and Woody Vasulka, can be watched on the BBC iplayer.

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Sigurdur Gudjonsson Lightroom
Sigurður Guðjónsson, Lightroom, 2018. HD Video, stereo sound, 9:27 min. Image courtesy of BERG Contemporary, Reykjavíc

 

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Sigurður Guðjónsson, Fluorescent, 2021. 4K video, stereo sound, 2-channel projection, 28 minutes 50 seconds, Dimensions Variable. Image courtesy of BERG Contemporary, Reykjavíc
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Steina, Bad (Still no. 3), 2020, pigment print on cotton paper, 44 x 64 cm. Image courtesy of BERG Contemporary, Reykjavíc
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Woody Vasulka, Glass - Lucifer's Commission, Iris Print Series 1977-2003, Iris Print, 138 x 138 cm. Image courtesy of BERG Contemporary, Reykjavíc

 

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Woody Vasulka, Waveform Studies XXVIII, Iris Print Series 1977-2003, Iris Print, 89 x 119 cm. Image courtesy of BERG Contemporary, Reykjavíc