cycle music and art festival

Cycle Concourse

Alliances vs Adversaries * Reactions vs Resistance * Aggression vs Contemplation * Enabler vs Disabler

The landscape of our experiences is constantly shifting through drastic flows of information, especially on the political and environmental level. How are we to engage with these shifts?

In concourse we have musicians, composers, artists, writers, and game changers who collide and crossover on how they perceive this constantly evolving global landscape and reflect on their diverse practices.

Over two days we will focus on bringing together professionals and influencers in their field who introduce us to their unique way of making sense of the complexity of our technological age and ecological reality.


Friday, 28  

13.00-15.00 Symposium

Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum

Hamraborg 4, 200 Kópavogur


Through shifting borders new identities are born.

How does our understanding of these new borders—political, geographical, and environmental—influence art? What type of engagement should we be having with these changes of identity? Must the artist adopt an adversarial or confrontational mode of engagement? Or is collaboration the ideal option? How can new technology help us overcome inherent restrictions?




ANDREW RANVILLE (artist & director of the Rabbit Island Foundation. Resident at SÍM)

ELENA RYKOVA  (composer, performance artist & improvisator)

JAGODA SZMYTKA (artist & composer)

Moderated by Anja Henckel


Saturday, 29  

12.00-14.00 Symposium 

Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum

Hamraborg 4, 200 Kópavogur



Exploring the connections of past and future through a holistic understanding of the “now“. How can we connect the multiple histories of our globalised world to understand possibilities for a collective Future? Should we be investigating how to avoid disconnecting oneself from the contemporary state of empathy and stay active? Is a direct approach of artist as an activist and/or educator appropriate? What are the new approaches and crossovers we should be paying attention too?


CAITLIN BERRIGAN  (artist & professor at NYU, US)

ADAM GIBBONS & BOYLEANDSHAW (artists, publishers, curators, commissioner, UK)   

DAVID LEVINE (artist & Professor at Harvard University, US)

JOHANNES PAUL RAETHER (artist, writer & guest professor Arts Academy Duesseldorf, DE)

BERGLIND MARÍA TÓMASDÓTTIR (flutist & interdisciplinary artist, IS)

Moderated by Anja Henckel


Paralell events at the Academy

Cycle Concourse

24 - 30 October 2016 in collaboration with Iceland Academy of the Art



24. Oct Monday

9:00 - 12:10Seminar for M.A students

 Caitilin Berrigan from New York University -Tish 

(artist talk / kennsla) 

25. Oct Tuesday

11:00Vanessa Safavi (artist talk) Open Talk LHÍ

11:00Workshop með Adam Gibbons & boyleANDshaw 

at LHÍ performance department

12:30Martina Seitl og Christier Lundahl (artist talk) 

26. Oct Wednesday

11:00Workshop with Adam Gibbons & boyleANDshaw 

at LHÍ performance department

11:00Workshop with Carolyn Chen and Martin Schüttler Music Department

11:00Constant Dullart (artist talk) Open Talk LHÍ

27. Oct Thursday

12:30 Erik Bünger (artist talk) Open Talk LHÍ