Werke der isländischen Künstlerinnen Ragnhildur Jóhanns und Angela Rawlings werden in der Ausstellung "Räume für Notizen" in den Galerien Alte Schmiede und Wechselstrom von 29. Jänner bis 12. Februar 2014 gezeigt.

räume für notizen | rooms for notes

a visual and digital poetic view on the globe by 100 artists

exhibition | performance | readings | lectures | concert | film

ausstellung/exhibition in galerie wechselstrom 29.01.2014 - 12.02.2014, mi - sa 16 - 20 h



di 28.1.2014, 19.00 | alte schmiede

juliana v. kaminskaja (RU) | jörg piringer (A) | united queendoms (A) | günter vallaster (A)

mi 29.1.2014, 19.00 | galerie wechselstrom


elffriede.aufzeichnensysteme (A) | barbara köhler (D)

do 30.1.2014, 19.00 | alte schmiede

alexandr gornon (RU) | cecilie bjørgås jordheim (NOR) feat. stine

janvin motland (NOR), gesang und caroline wolf (A), kontrabass | dieter sperl (A)

mi 12.2.2014, 19.00 | galerie wechselstrom


christine huber (A) | ilse kilic (A)

kur.: renate pittroff | christoph theiler | jörg piringer | günter vallaster


alte schmiede | schönlaterngasse 9 | 1010 wien | www.alte-schmiede.at

galerie wechselstrom | grundsteingasse 44 | 1160 wien | www.wechsel-strom.net



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Ragnhildur Johanns (f.1977) graduated with a BA degree from the Art Academy of Iceland in 2010. She has worked on art and writing since shown her work and performances intionationally. She is a sculptural, visual and physical poet, unhindered by convention. She works with text, with performance but seeks to create poetic objects, pure concrete poems, that is literally fashioning books out of her work and embodying the text.

Ragnhildur has been involved in various creative projects such as exhibitions, readings and publishing.

About the art work:

The object book is the possibility of a poem and I have been generating poems from the books that find their way to me. I do not need for the poetry to be readable, but it is sufficient to me that the possibility of the poem is visible through the object. Each and every word pulled out of the book is carefully chosen to form a context-free romantic poem. The poems are extracted from the books, the sentances never leave the books and are not glued in, just pulled out and leaving them there with the book itself become part of the poem.



Angela’s research in acoustic ecology, counter-mapping, and ecopoetics informs her artistic output. She is the recipient of a Chalmers Arts Fellowship (Canada, 2009) and held the prestigious position of Arts Queensland Poet-in-Residence (Australia, 2012). In 2013, her work Áfall / Trauma was shortlisted for the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights. rawlings’ 2012 digital publication Gibber amassed sound and visual poetry from Australian bioregions. Her literary debut Wide slumber for lepidopterists (Coach House Books, 2006) received an Alcuin Award for Design; the book is currently being adapted for stage production by VaVaVoom, Bedroom Community, and Valgeir Sigurðsson. rawlings is an active collaborator and improvisation enthusiast. She works frequently with Maja Jantar and Matt Ceolin. She is also penning a reactive libretto for Longitude in collaboration with composer Davíð Brynjar Franzson and new media artists Davyde Wachell and Halldór Arnar Úlfarsson.

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