An Urban Archive as an English Garden – Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir

Saturday October 17th at 2:30 p.m.Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, violinist, will engage with the exhibition An Urban Archive as an English Garden by Davíð Brynjar Franzson, currently on view at Hafnarborg. Halla Steinunn lives in Malmö, but she will activate the exhibition through live performance from her home in the city, which is among the subjects of the work. The dynamic installation will then react to Halla Steinunn’s playing, creating a theoretical connection between the museum and Malmö.

The event will be streamed live on Hafnarborg’s Facebook page (see the player here below), due to the temporary closing of the museum for public health reasons.

Violinist, curator and composer Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir is one of Iceland’s leading figures within the contemporary music scene. She has been the artistic director of Nordic Affect since its inception in 2005. Nordic Affect has received The Icelandic Music Awards, as well as being nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize. Halla Steinunn’s playing can be heard on records from Carrier Records, Sono Luminus, Brilliant Classics, Smekkleysa, Mirjam Tally Label, Musmap and Deutsche Grammophon. Halla Steinunn also holds a PhD position in artistic research at Lund University

The exhibition is a continuation of Hafnarborg’s concert series Phonemes, which is dedicated to contemporary music, having pushed the boundaries of the series’ setting – and music – to its limits, in recent years.

The exhibition is supported by The Iceland Visual Arts Fund, the Music Fund and the RÚV and STEF Composers Fund.
The work was developed in part at IRCAM and ZKM.