Celebrating the darkest of days, Marcos Zotes, winner of the Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival 2012 ideas competition, and Chris Jordan bring Iceland’s most recognizable building, Hallgrimskirkja church, to life with light and movement as part of the Winter Lights Festival.
The Festival begins with the opening of Rafmögnuð Náttúra, a temporary, site-specific installation that occupies the facade of Hallgrimskirkja church with a large video-mapping projection, transforming the static condition of this iconic landmark into a dynamic, engaging visual experience. The event will include a live performance of acclaimed Icelandic band For a Minor Reflection. Original concept by Marcos Zotes and Gerður Sveinsdóttir, produced in collaboration with Thessia Machado, Noa Younse, Andrea Dart and Steven Tsai.
Following the opening event, Marcos Zotes and Chris Jordan will perform a series of interactive video projections that allow visitors the ability to play the building through the night. Time-lapses of solar activity, recorded by NASA’s SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) spacecraft from the days immediately preceding the festival will also be projected.
In addition, a series of site-specific video performances will challenge the audience’s spatial perception in an installation that blurs the boundaries between dance, film and architecture. Original concept by Marcos Zotes, produced in collaboration with Coco Karol, Azmi Mert Erdem and Raghul Sridharan.
Site. Marcos Zotes
Show Exhibition: Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival 2012
Place: Hallgrimskirkja Church
Dates: 9 to 12 of February 2012