Dr. Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson og læknadeildin
03. 11. 2017 - 03. 11. 2017
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson’s performance What Am I Doing With My Life? (WAIDWML) is a rap show based on the topics of health, the environment, medicine and death.

The performance on tour is conceived as a medical intervention of sorts acupuncturing cities with local collaborations to heal and fuse relations. The tour map is a body - Poland at the toes, Iceland is the nose and Styrmir needs his various faculties for each body part. Örn Alexander Ámundason is sick and needs treatment while Indriði Arnar Ingólfsson suffers from a disturbed bodily multisensory integration. Luckily Styrmir the self-proclaimed doctor will be accompanied by his nurse Arnar Ásgeirsson and the surgeon Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir. Bergur Thomas Anderson keeps it together as a neurological remixer. And finally the faculty extends itself to Benedikt Nikulás Ketilsson who will provide for the nationwide endoscopy.

The prototype of the performance took place in Riga 2016 during the Survival Kit Art Festival. The 2017 tour included the locations of Autarkia in Vilnius, Broken Dimanche in Berlin, Lithuanian Pavillion in Venice Biennale, A-Dash in Athens, Kunstverein in Amsterdam, Polish Center of Sculpture in Oronsko and That Might Be Right in Brussels. The final performance will take place at Kling & Bang in the Marshall House in Reykjavík. Stay tuned for the WAIDWML LP album launch in Warsaw in 2018.

Please join us on Friday November 3rd for the Icelandic premiere of Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson's performance What Am I Doing With My Life? with opening acts of 900 Stig and Data Grawlix.

There will be live nationwide endoscopic viewing available online :


Friday, 3rd November, 7pm
Kling & Bang
Marshall House
Grandagardur 20, Reykjavik

Arnar Ásgeirsson was born in 1982 in Reykjavik, Iceland. His practice involves video works, drawings, installations and sculptures with performative aspects. The work deals with questions of creative ownership, originality, and the differences between creating and copying. By introducing objects into new scenarios, the possibility of unexpected narratives emerges. Arnar’s 2017 solo exhibition “Transmutants and Emotional Curves” took place at De Punt organized by NEVERNEVERLAND in Amsterdam. He has exhibited internationally in Dubai, Marfa, Vaduz and in Venice.

Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir is a multidisciplinary artist, poet and musician. Her work often involves performances and film. She is known for blurring the lines between definitions and different categories within the field of the arts. Asta studied at the Icelandoc Academy of the Arts and has since then been exhibiting and performing in festivals in both Iceland and abroad.

Bergur Thomas Anderson (b.1988) is an artist, musician and performer from Reykjavík, Iceland. He studied in Iceland and the Netherlands, where he currently lives. Bergur has been taking part in numberous collaborations and improvisations along with his own practice, which explores the idea of covering as an artistic medium. He plays bass with Grísalappalísa and is a member of the artist run project space at7 in Amsterdam.

Benedikt Nikulas Anes Ketilsson is known as Bnak and is 42 years old. He is a television producer, cameraman and editor. He has been working in the field since 1997. Bnak is also in a band called Emoll and Tigulgosarnir. Furthermore he also paints, writes poems and short stories.

Indriði Arnar Ingólfsson is an artist and musician from Reykjavík based in Berlin. In the past years he has taken part in many group exhibitions such as at The Dieter Roth Academy. Recently he took part in the residency program at the renown, art institution Clocktower Gallery in New York. Indriði has released numerous records with his hardcore band MUCK and toured internationally. He has opened for Every Time I Die in the UK and has performed in festivals such as Icelandic Airwaves Music Festival and Reykjavík Arts Festival with Magnus Pålsson. He is now working on his 2nd solo LP after having released his debut "MAKRIL" last fall.

Örn Alexander Ámundason's work often deals with either the act of creating or presenting work and the problems involved with these actions. He often works with non-traditional materials to create products that have undesigned forms and lack content. His works worken often have a sense of performativity and have a feeling of being leftovers. Ámundason studied at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts, Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien and Malmö Art Academy were he received his MFA in 2011.

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson is a storyteller, a performer, an object maker and an illustrator. Styrmir has a love for the absurd, by which is meant less an obsessive passion for the ridiculous, nonsensical or the odd, than a tender and caring attitude: he takes care of the absurd, he helps it to develop, he gives it a place alongside everything else where it can be your most disturbing neighbor and your best friend. He has brought his objects and performances to places such as the Contemporary Art Center of Vilnius, The Living Art Museum in Reykjavík, Casa del Lago in Mexico City, Cricoteka in Krakow and to the Cypriot / Lithuanian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennial. Styrmir is from Iceland and lives in Warsaw.

Annabelle von Girsewald
Tour Manager
Photos: Kunstverein Amsterdam - Tabea Feuerstein

Kling & Bang works in collaboration with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna and The City of Reykjavík
Grandagarđur 20 - 101 Reykjavík kob@this.is