Saturday October 24th at 2:30 p.m., Júlía Mogensen, cellist, will bring the live event programme of Davíð Brynjar Franzson’s exhibition An Urban Archive as an English Garden to a close, but the exhibition has been on view at Hafnarborg since the beginning of autumn and is set to end this weekend. There, Júlía will perform the part of the exhibition that was composed specifically for its production in Hafnarborg and includes field recordings from Júlía’s immediate surroundings in the West Side of Reykjavík.
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.
Júlía Mogensen is a classically trained cellist and a regular performer of new music, as well as being an MA student of fine art at the Iceland University of the Arts. For over fifteen years, she has played and collaborated with various artists both in Iceland and abroad. Júlía studied at the Iceland University of the Arts and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, for her postgraduate studies, with the addition of a two-year study programme in Berlin. She also played with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and The Icelandic Opera from 2013 to 2019.
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.