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Towering Earth, ceremony at Sæbraut. Thursday 3 February 2 p.m. Film screening at Hafnarhús 5 p.m.

Ceremony on the occasion of Jóhann Eyfells’s newly placed sculpture Towering Earth (Receptual Cairn #7) located at Sæbraut. Einar Örn Benediktsson, chairman for Culture & Tourism in the City of Reykjavik, will formally reveal the work. A special thanks goes to Eimskip for the support.

As a continuation on the ceremony of  Jóhann Eyfell´s work Towering Earth the documentary Only a Birth directed by Þór Elís Pálsson is released on DVD and will on the occasion be screened at Hafnarhús at 5 p.m. Þór Elís Pálsson and artist Hannes Lárusson will start the program by discussing the work and philosophy  of Jóhann Eyfells.

The film follows the artists Kristín and Jóhann Eyfells. But when she passed away, Jóhann- despite his age - packs up their entire life’s work and moves to a ranch in Texas. One hundred tons of sculptures, a vast collection of paintings and everything else that they had acquired throughout life. The course was set for Hill County, to create the Eyfells and Eyfells foundation, a tribute to the woman he loved so much.

Only a birth (2008)
Length: 52 mín.
Director:  Þór Elís Pálsson

The event is free and open to all.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 01.17.2015