by Sigurður Guðjónsson and Þráinn Hjálmarsson


Mass that reshapes itself into a group of individuals, but only for a few moments. For a few moments we can sense the causal relationship between player and sound, for a moment we are looking at a picture of individuals performing in harmony, but quickly the mass takes over the image again. Now it is not only vision but the other senses as well that are being affected. The sculpting, the demarcation between ground and subject takes the form of sound and image carving out a space for the next event to take place.

Text by Jóhannes Dagsson, philosopher.


Cycle - Music and arts festival

13 of August - 27th of September 2015 - Gerðarsafn Museum, Iceland

25th-30th of October 2016 - Screened at Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in Prague, Czech Republic.


Relief [2015] is part of a dialogue between visual artist Sigurður Guðjónsson and composer Þráinn Hjálmarsson.

1 channel HD video, stereo sound, 14 minutes
Duration: 14'

Performer: The Icelandic Flute Ensemble
Filmography: Sigurður Guðjónson and Arnar Bergmann
Composition: Þráinn Hjálmarsson

Editing & Mixing: Sigurður Guðjónson & Þráinn Hjálmarsson

Icelandic Visual Arts Fund.
Artist Salary, Government of Iceland.