On Wednesday, 14 June at 7pm CEST the Icelander designer and artist Brynjar Sigurðarson will be at Fabrica for a talk open to the public.
Brynjar Sigurðarson and Veronika Sedlmair form the Icelandic-German studio working in the field of art and design.
Since 2011 the studio has been creating a body of work driven from theatrical and natural references, linking anthropology, geology and storytelling. They use various media such as drawings, photography, video, sound, and objects in order to convey their work in a fruitful and a mythical way.
The studio has been working on various projects ranging from “The Silent Village” furniture collection for Galerie Kreo, Paris, to a new instrument, the “Circle Flute”, supported by Lafayette Anticipations, Paris, which was played in Björk’s recent “Cornucopia” concert tour.
They held private exhibitions at the Design Museum Helsinki, Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg and in Hafnarborg Museum in Iceland. Their site-specific installation “Animated Geology” was a part of the Norwegian biennale Tendenser, in Moss, in 2020.
The studio received the Swiss Design Awards, Swarovski Designers of the Future Award in Design Miami/Basel, Hublot Design Prize and in 2018, Brynjar received the prestigious Nordic Thorsten and Vanja Söderberg prize.
In addition to his work at the studio, since 2013 Brynjar has been teaching at ECAL-École cantonale d’art de Lausanne.
Brynjar Sigurðarson’s talk is part of the “Archaism” residency program, curated by Carlos Casas.