3. October 2020 - 12:00 to 15:30

In Search of Magic – A Proposal for a New Constitution for the Republic of Iceland

In Search of Magic – A Proposal for a New Constitution for the Republic of Iceland
Event location: 
Hafnarhús

Collaborative artists Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson invited a group of composers, musicians, organizations, activists and members of the public to join them in creating a multivocal music and visual art performance bringing to life all 114 articles of the proposed new Icelandic constitution from 2011. Free entry.

The event takes place between 12h00 - 15h30 and each audience member can stay in the space for 30 minutes. To register please contact ileitadtofrum@gmail.com and get a time slot. The final part of the performance will happen on the streets of Reykjavik. At 15h30 the participants and audience members will leave the museum and unite in a demonstration that goes past the Prime Ministry and ends in Austurvöllur.

The new constitution was written in response to the Icelandic public‘s demand following the 2008 political and economic crisis, with the key aim of contributing to a fairer and more democratic society. The project gained international attention for its innovative, democratic approach. On October 20, 2012, the nation voted yes to its new constitution. Nonetheless, it has still not been ratified by the Icelandic parliament.

Eight years later, Libia & Ólafur and the Magic Team wish to harness the power and magic of the arts to tackle the public‘s demand for a new constitution, which remains just as urgent.

By bringing together a wide spectrum of artists and civilians, the group works in the spirit of the civilian mass movement that brought about the so-called Pots and Pans Revolution, calling for an open, more active democracy where all voices are heard and attended to.

Composers and performers:
Þórunn Gréta Sigurðardóttir
Stellan Veloce
Þóra Marteinsdóttir
Aqqalu Berthelsen aka Uyarakq
Karólína Eiríksdóttir
Danielle Dahl
Áki Ásgeirsson
Tyler Friedman
Viktor Orri Árnason
Álfheiður Erla Guðmundsdóttir

Bjöllukór Tónstofu Valgerðar:
Stjórnandi: Valgerður Jónsdóttir
Ásdís Ásgeirsdóttir
Auðunn Gunnarsson
Gísli Björnsson
Gauti Árnason
Ólafur Snævar Aðalsteinsson 
Edda Sighvatsdóttir
Halldóra Jónsdóttir
Rut Ottósdóttir
Ástrós Yngvadóttir
Hildur Sigurðardóttir
Erna Sif Kristbergsdóttir 
Íris Björk Sveinsdóttir

Lay Low

Hörður Torfason

Kvæðamannafélagið Iðunn: Ása Ketilsdóttir, Bára Grímsdóttir, Kristín Lárusdóttir, Pétur Húni Björnsson, Rósa Jóhannesdóttir, Ragnheiður Gröndal, Iðunn Helga Zimsen, Gréta Petrína Zimsen,  Jóhannes Jökull Zimsen, Guja Sandholt og Fjölnir Ólafsson.

Blásara kvartett: Ásta Hlíf Harðardóttir, Daníel Kári Jónsson, Hugrún Elfa Sigurðardóttir og Jóhanna Laufey Kristmundsdóttir.

Vókal: Thelma Hrönn Sigurdórsdóttir, Sara Grímsdóttir, Hildigunnur Einarsdóttir, Jóhanna Ósk Valsdóttir, Gísli Magna, Þorkell Helgi Sigfússon, Hafsteinn Þórólfsson og Örn Ýmir Arason

Kliður Kór: Aðalheiður Halldórsdóttir, Björg Þórsdóttir, Þóra Hörleifsdóttir, Melkorka Ólafsdóttir, Helga Björg Gylfadóttir, Maria-Carmela Raso, Linus Orri Gunnarsson Cederborg, Marteinn Sindri Jónsson, Ólafur Björn Ólafsson, Björn Kristjánsson, Þorvaldur Sigurbjörn Helgason, Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson, Valgeir Sigurðsson og Kristinn Smári Kristinsson.

Caput Ensemble: Steinunn Vala Pálsdóttir, Eydís Franzdóttir, Grímur Helgason , Bryndís Þórsdóttir, Eiríkur Örn Pálsson, Emil Friðfinnsson, Sigurður Þorbergsson, Nimrod Ron, Frank Aarnink, Elísabet Waage, Zbigniew Dubik, Laura Liu, Þórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir, Sigurður Bjarki Gunnarsson, Hávarður, Tryggvason og Guðni Franzson.

Kammerkórinn Staka
Hymnodía Kór
Töfrakórinn
Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir 
Jón Svavar Jósefsson  
Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir 
Gunnlaugur Torfi Stefánsson
Erla Bolladóttir
GRÓA
Karólína Einars Maríudóttir
Hrafnhildur Einars Maríudóttir 
Fríða Björg Pétursdóttir
Korter í flog
Dýrfinna Benita og Jón Múli
Magnús Bergsson<

Post-dreifing: Signý Leifsdóttir, Inga Auðbjörg K. Straumland, Mínerva M. Haraldsdóttir, Borghildur Sölvey Sturludóttir, Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir, María Dalberg, Hjörtur Hjartarson, Ester Ósk Traustadóttir, Jóna Benediktsdóttir og Gunnhildur Thordardottir.

Other participants:
Stjórnarskrárfélagið
Samtök kvenna um nýja stjórnarskráalmenningur
Landvernd
Nemendur Listaháskóla Íslands
and almenningur 

Producers:
Listahátíðin Cycle
Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson

Curators:
Guðný Guðmundsdóttir
Sunna Ástþórsdóttir 

Project managers: 
Nína Hjálmarsdóttir
Signý Leifsdóttir

Head of sewing:
Isabella Molina

Head of printing:
María Pétursdóttir

Production assistants:
Robert Zadorozny
Michelle Saenz Bu
Sædís Ýr Jónasdóttir
Birgitta Björt Björnsdóttir
Eva 
Kjartan Logi Sigurjónsson
Íris Eva Magnúsdóttir
Aron Guan
Helga Thorlacius
Silfrún Una Guðlaugsdóttir
Kristján Thorlasius
Sölvi Steinn Þórhallsson
Helga Guðrún Þorbjörnsdóttir
Sigríður Ólafsdóttir
Laufey Herbertsdóttir
Gunnhildur Ólafsdóttir
Margrét Birna Kolbrúnardóttir 

Film:
Tjarnargata

Technicians:
Exton 

Sound recording:
Studio Sýrland

With support from: Nordic Culture Point, Nordisk Kulturfond, Tónlistarsjóður – Mennta og Menningarmálaráðuneytið, Utanríkisráðuneytið, Kópavogsbær, Akureyrarstofa, Mondriaan Fund, SNYK – International transportstøtte, Dansk-Islandsk Fond og Dansk Korforbund.

In Search of Magic is a part of Reykjavik Art Festival 2020 and takes place at the Reykjavik Art Museum.

Special thanks to:
Unnur Björnsdóttir, Ósk Elfarsdóttir, Katrín Oddsdóttir, Helga Baldvins, Íshúsið, SÍM, Listasafn Reykjavíkur, Listahátíð í Reykjavík, Nýlistasafnið, all the composers, artists, performers and activists participating.

Price of event in Kr: 
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