Sigurdur Gudjónsson: Video Screening


The Icelandic artist Sigurdur Gudjonsson (*1975 in Reykjavík, Iceland) works mainly with video and photography. He studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, an influence that also appears in his works which link the mythic landscapes of his homeland Iceland with the dark atmosphere of Viennese Actionism. Sigurdur Gudjonsson’s films are captivating in their unsettled ambiguity and eeriness. While his films avoid a linear narrative structure, sound, image, and editing are used as compositional means. The conjunction of concrete elements and grotesque images produces a interaction that evokes in the viewer a feeling of alienation, meaninglessness, and absurdity, and also generates a powerful physical and emotional depth.

“Insight” (2011), “Bleak” (2006), “Glasshouse” (2010), “Sleep” (2010) among others.