The exhibition Parallel Dimensions I / II brings together 25 leading contemporary Icelandic artists, designers, and innovators to highlight a diversity of media and materials.
The exhibition focuses on artists who push and defy the boundaries of art, technology, and science. They support and promote systems, experiment with time and space, and invent new methods to utilize material. The results of such experiments elicit different worlds, for example, based on calculations, measurability, and associated overlap between fields. Parallel Dimensions I/II is a two-part exhibition. Part One opened in February 2022, and Part Two will open on November 8, 2023.
Parallel Dimensions II
Visual Arts: , , Sigurður Guðjónsson, , Ragnar Kjartansson,
: Jón Helgi Hólmgeirsson, Ólína Rögnudóttir, Tinna Gunnarsdóttir, Stúdíó Flétta, Theodóra Alfreðsdóttir
Innovators: CALMUS, FÓLK Reykjavík
November 8, 2023 - OPENING of the exhibition
5:00 PM Calmus Waves: AI in the composition of dance and music
Video and Artist Talk: Kjartan Ólafsson and John Groves
- The seats for this event are limited, and we kindly ask you to register.
Calmus Waves is an interdisciplinary art project where choreography, music, and lighting are created in real-time with the help of artificial intelligence (AI).
View time - a 43-minute film on the project CalmusWaves
During CalmusWaves performances, the dancers are connected through wireless OSC sensors to the composition program CalmusComposer and all musicians - who sight-read the music as graphical notation appearing simultaneously on iPads. This process allows the artists to control and modify the development of a real-time composition through their onstage performances.
: Icelandic musicologist, a notable composer, and an authority on AI in classical music composition
: John Groves is a British composer, musician, producer, and a specialist in the use of sound and music in advertising and communication,
The topics for the discussion:
➔ Why are artists using new technology in music creation today?
➔ The use of artificial intelligence in real-time music creation,
➔ The use of artificial intelligence for music therapy - meditation and healing
➔ The aesthetic of using artificial intelligence in art creation
➔ The latest development in AI - Chat-GPT - pros and cons for music creation
6:30 PM Opening of Parallel Dimension I/II. Doors open at 6:00 PM
The Ambassador opens the exhibition with an introduction from curator Ásdís Spanó.
: Skriða – a live performance featuring . Skriða is based on data from the Meteorological Office about the geological transformation that occurred in December 2020 when a landslide fell from the mountain above the town of Seydisfjordur. The rocks hang suspended in the air in satin ribbons, forming pendulums, surrounded by a recording of a composition based on Gunnhildur‘s drawings, played by Borgar Magnason's double bass player. Ribbons hanging from the ceiling elevate and sway rocks collected from the landslide. The pendulums rock to and fro around Magnason while he plays the double bass. The gesture of the instrument’s bow moves in parallel with the rock pendulums.
Guided tour of the exhibition by curatorand artists who are present.
- We look forward to welcoming you and kindly request that you register for the opening.
The exhibition focuses on artists and designers who push and defy the boundaries of art, technology, and science. When selecting works for this exhibition, an attempt was made to bring together different worlds, each opening a portal into a new dimension.
Ragnar Kjartansson, Elín Hansdóttir, Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson, María Dalberg, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Anna Diljá Sigurðardóttir, Halldór Eldjárn, Úlfur Hansson, Valdís Steinars, FÓLK Reykjavík Jón Helgi Hólmgeirsson, Ólína Rögnudóttir, Stúdíó Flétta, Tinna Gunnarsdóttir, Theodóra Alfreðsdóttir, Calmus Waves Kjartan Ólafsson, Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson
Curated by Ásdís Spanó
In cooperation withand .
Please note: Our in-house coffee bar is open for the sale of drinks during the vernissage. There will be a security check at the entrance. With your participation, you accept photo and video recordings that might be published.
For further information on the exhibition, the artists and designers, and the dates for guided tours during the exhibition period, see: