Sigurður Guðjónsson at BERG Contemporary
Guest Artist 2020
Sigurður Guðjónsson's Unseen Fields is on view at BERG Contemporary in Reykjavík. Guest Artist in 2020, Guðjónsson creates sound and visual experiences built through observation of the most intimate levels of matter.
Working with moving imagery, sound and installation, Sigurður Guðjónsson is known for his powerful, immersive works that create an organic synergy between visuals, audio and space, carrying carefully constructed soundscapes. His works often investigate human-made constructions, machinery and the infrastructure of technical relics, in conjunction with natural elements, set within the form of complex loops and rhythmic schemes. His multi-faceted compositions allow the viewer to engage in a synaesthetic experience, linking vision and hearing in ways that seem to extend the perceptual field and produce sensations never felt before. In Unseen Fields, Sigurður Guðjónsson invites us to access a framework of sound and visual experiences that are built through observation of the most intimate levels of the subject. Time is suspended; we observe the pulsations of the matter that emerges. The processes of matter interfere and intersect with emotional and sensorial experience.
In January 2020, Sigurður Guðjónsson participated in our Guest Artists programme. Guðjónsson visited the laboratory facilities - LHCb, CMS and others - and explored further ideas of his artistic practice in connection to physics. In 2022 Sigurður Guðjónsson will collaborate with curator and head of Arts at CERN Mónica Bello for the Pavilion of Iceland at the 59th La Biennale di Venezia (23 April – 27 November 2022).