Leading Icelandic contemporary art organisation Kling & Bang are running an ambitious programme to spread video art over the TV airwaves. Entitled “Night Transmission: Electronic Intimacy,” the programme will run nightly on Iceland’s national TV service, RÚV, from approximately 01:30 until 07:00.
The work on show is by a selection of 38 international artists curated by Margot Norton, Associate Curator at the New Museum, New York. The programme varies from established figures such as Chris Burden (famous for shooting a handgun at a plane in flight as an artwork, amongst other firearm related antics) and present-day Icelandic and international artists including Camille Henrot, Ragnar Kjartansson and Laure Prouvost.
The full list of artists taking part is: Dagrún Aðalsteinsdóttir; Helena Aðalsteinsdóttir; Rosa Aiello; Uri Aran; Peggy Ahwesh; Sadie Benning; Chris Burden; Xavier Cha; Keren Cytter; Zackary Drucker; Mariah Garnett; Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir; Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir; Elín Hansdóttir; Camille Henrot; Emma Heiðarsdóttir; Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir; Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson; Loji Höskuldsson; Selma Hreggviðsdóttir; Stanya Kahn; Anna K.E.; Ragnar Kjartansson; Kristján Loðmfjörð; Sara Magenheimer; Florian Meisenberg; Nicole Miller; Rosalind Nashashibi; Habby Osk; Agnieszka Polska; Elizabeth Price; Laure Prouvost; Rachel Rose; Aïda Ruilova; Carolee Schneemann; Mary Simpson; Cally Spooner; and Erika Vogt.