Kling & Bang @ Reykjavik Art Museum-Hafnarhus
The Demented Diamond of Kling & Bang´s Confected Video Archive
19. 05. 2012 - 02. 09. 2012
Opening at The Reykjavík Art Museum-Hafnarhús at: 03:00 PM


Throughout the years Kling & Bang has kindly been given custody of numerous films, videos and performance documentation that now form The Confected Video Archive of Kling & Bang. Collecting samples, the archive provides a glimpse into a sector of time.

Ever changing and growing each time it is exhibited, The Confected Video Archive even acts as a catalyst for new works. It is a constant flow of works between the artists, Kling & Bang and the audience. In a reasonably unsystematic way videos are compiled when the occasion arises, and even though every arrangement of the works consists of the same basic particles, each portrays a different view of this whole. In this way it is never complete and its goal is not defined.

This time around, in addition to showing the Color Scheme, they have confected a Demented Diamond, a mild delirium with lucid intervals. Out of The Confected Video Archive they have pulled threads to weave a luminous web, creating a shining lattice glowing in the darkness. Sound and light bounce inside, yet bleeding out, through a distorted mirroring of the surroundings.

The Diamond itself becomes a portrait of Kling & Bang, perhaps demented but with lucid intervals. For the past 9 years they have worked towards their goal, to generate art exhibitions and projects that they believe in at each given time. Kling & Bang is a group of artists in an undefined structure with everyone facing different directions, yet all drawn to the same center, forming a crystal lattice. A sugary sweet delicious demon with irrational faith in the importance of art.

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May 19th - September 2nd 2012 at the Reykjavík Art Museum - Hafnarhús, as part of the Reykjavík art Arts Ffestival´s (I)ndependent people.

Video works, performance documentation and artist films by over sixty artists.

The Color Scheme consists of a dozen (and growing) curated exhibitions for ten screens rotating throughout the show.
The Demented Diamond lures guests into an ever changing luminous web woven from selected works from The Confected Video Archive. In addition, every two weeks throughout the exhibition artists have been invited to take over the Demented Diamond with solo shows or special projects.

May 24th at 5 pm:
Sheep Plug Club films

June 7th at 5 pm:
Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir

June 21st at 5 pm:
Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson

July 5th at 5 pm:
Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson

July 19th at 5 pm:
Þórgunnur Oddsdóttir

August 2nd at 5 pm:
K&B projects

August 16th at 5 pm:
Loji Höskuldsson

August 30th at 5 pm:
Secret gem revealed

Color Scheme initiated by Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir and Dorothea Schlueter gallerie in Hamburg.

Demented Diamond created by Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir
in a joint effort with: Anna Hrund Másdóttir, Daníel Björnsson, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Þórgunnur Oddsdóttir, Katla Rós, Ragnar Már and the rest of Kling & Bang

(I)ndependant People: Collaborations and Artist Initaives
Listahátíð í Reykjavík 2012
Anna Hallin, Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir, Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Berglind Ágústsdóttir, Bjarni Massi, Bjarni Þór Pétursson, Bryndís Björnsdóttir, Bryndís Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir, Börkur Jónsson, Curver, Dodda Maggý, Dóra Hrund Gísladóttir, Eirún Sigurðardóttir, Elísabet Brynhildardóttir, Emiliano Monaco, Erik Hirt, Erling TV Klingenberg, Gernot Faber, Guðni Gunnarsson, Gunnar Jónsson, Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, Hannes Lárusson, Haraldur Jónsson, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Helgi Hjaltalín, Inga Birgisdóttir, Ingibjörg Magnadóttir, Ingvar Högni Ragnarsson, Jóhannes Atli Hinriksson, Juliette Mauduit, Katrín I. Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir, Klængur Gunnarsson, Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson, Kristín Helga Káradóttir, Kristína Aðalsteinsdóttir, Lana Vogestad, Lilja Birgisdóttir, Lilý Erla Adamsdóttir, Lina Bjorn, Loji Höskuldsson, Magnús Sigurðarson, Magnús Pálsson, Malin Stahl, Monika Frycova, Olga Bergmann, Pétur Örn Friðriksson, Ráðhildur Ingadóttir, Sara Björnsdóttir, Sara Gunnarsdóttir, Selma Hreggviðsdóttir, Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Skyr Lee Bob, Snorri Ásmundsson, Tómas Lemarquis, Úlfur Grönvold, Una Björk Sigurðardóttir, Þorbjörg Jónsdóttir, Þorgeir Guðmundsson, Þóroddur Bjarnason.
Grandagar­ur 20 - 101 ReykjavÝk