5 vraagjes aan Hallveig Agustsdottir (Visual Music)

Van 18 tot 24 juli vindt opnieuw De Zomeracademie plaats, de jaarlijkse atelierweek die Destelheide samen met De Veerman en verschillende co-producenten organiseert. Ter voorbereiding van deze leukste zomerweek legden we aan Hallveig Agustsdottir (docent Visual music) enkele vraagjes voor!

Aan welk artistiek project ben je momenteel zelf bezig?

Hallveig Agustsdottir: "There are several projects - exhibition, residency and performance ideas - in a development phase as we speak. But what I am most enthusiastic about at the moment is to have time to work on some new ideas and new directions in my atelier.  I am curious to find out where art will take me next."

Met welke ingesteldheid en/of ervaring komen de deelnemers best naar jouw atelier?

"Specific or prior experience with ‘visualizing music’ is not needed to join the atelier. Just like last year, I hope that this year’s participants will bring with them enthusiasm, openness to experiment, adventurous spirit and willingness to explore the various directions their ideas can take during the week we have together."

Hoe ga je jouw atelier aanpakken als docent?

"My plan is to give the participants some insight into the history of visual music coupled with a few short group exercises at the start of the week, which hopefully gets everyone in gear to tackle their own ideas and project(s) for the rest of the week.  As a teacher, my approach is very much to assist each student in finding and/or strengthening their own way in what they are doing.  To listen and understand where they are coming from, where they want to go to, and together with them, look for a way to get them closer to their goal."

Welk kunstproduct heeft jou laatst echt geraakt en waarom?

"I do feel that I am often touched by sonic events: musical performances and various forms of sound art I encounter in exhibitions. However, I have been inspired and moved by several drawings that I have seen on museum, art fair and exhibition visits lately. These were figurative (preparatory) pencil drawings by Amedeo Modigliani, large-scale heavy form of dark matter on paper by Richard Serra, sensual, fragile and ephemeral series of drawings by the Icelandic artist Margrét H. Blöndal and last but not least some playful pastel drawings by the young American sound artist Christine Sun Kim.  The richness, directness and diversity that are to be found in these drawings gives me inspiration for my own work."