It's The Media Not You - Eva Ísleifsdóttir, Katrín Inga Katrínar Hirt, Rakel McMahon
This April, three Icelandic artists Eva Ísleifsdóttir, Katrín Inga Katrínar Hirt, and Rakel McMahon collapse method and medium in "It's the media not you" a collaborative performance art research residency in Eastern Edge Gallery's main space.
21st of April @ 7pm
23rd of April @ 7pm
Peta Loves Pollock
The Piece Text About
24th of April @ 7pm
Lawnya Vawnya Talkshow
$10 Cover, All Ages
Through performance itself, the artists will investigate the use and effects of performance in both their individual and shared practices in a series of public experiments.
"It's the media not you" that will take place within Eastern Edge Gallery's main space from April 17 to 26th. Additional schedule info coming soon.
Eva, Katrin, and Rakel will also be special guests at Lawnya Vawnya: An Exposition of Independent Art and Culture in St. John's's Talk Show on April 24 at Eastern Edge.
About the Artists:
Eva Ísleifs (b. 1982) studied at the Art Academy of Iceland from which she graduated with a BA in Fine Arts. In 2010 she graduated with Masters in Sculpture from the Edinburgh College of Art and currently lives and works in Iceland. Recent exhibitions and projects include Virtual Materiality (2013), The Antifestival in Kuopio Finland (2013), Sequences Art Festival in Reykjavik Iceland (2013), KREMT at Galleri Impuls in Bergen Norway (2012). Since 2013 Eva has been working as the collection manager and committee member at the Living Art Museum in Reykjavik.
Katrín Inga Katrínar Hirt (b. 1982) lives in Brooklyn, New York. Katrin is Icelandic visual artist and Living Art Museum member since 2008. Katrin graduated from Icelandic Academy of the Art with BA degree in Fine Art (2008) and received BA in Art History & Art Theory (2012) from the University of Iceland. Katrin is currently pursuing her MFA in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York as a Fulbright Grantee. Katrin´s art works appears in different media and often talks about social political issues. She is co-funder of Artima gallery, board member of Sequences Real-Time Art Festival and Endemi art publication and director of contemporary.is a visual web media about Icelandic art today.
Rakel McMahon (b. 1983) lives and works in Reykjavík. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the Art Academy of Iceland (2008), holds a Diploma in Gender Studies from The University in Iceland, and graduated with a M.Art.edu. from the Art Academy of Iceland (2014) where her final theses focused on performance art as a pedagogical method. Performances and exhibitions include: Dimanche Rouge (2013), an experimental performance festival in Helsinki, Finland, The Days of the Child Prodigy Are Over (2014) by Wunderkind Collective at the THOKA Gallery and a upcoming solo exhibition at NAU Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden. She works in two media forms: performance and painting/drawing/photo where she finds a meeting point. McMahon is also a board member at the Living Art Museum as well as Sequences Real Time Art Festival.