10 - 26 March
BERG Contemporary from Reyjavík, Iceland, presented a new exhibition, bringing together video artists from two different generations: Steina & Woody Vasulka and Sigurður Guðjónsson.
Their work investigated 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 was 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 took 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.