From Iceland — Loads of Visual Fun!

Loads of Visual Fun!

Published July 15, 2008

New Rafskinna DVD released

Loads of Visual Fun!
Photo by
Linda Loeskow

New Rafskinna DVD released

The second issue of Rafskinna DVD Magazine was released on July 3, stuffed with all kinds of visual entertainment. Published by Rasskinn ehf, the magazine, which is the only one of its kind in Iceland, brings together a group of local and international artists, musicians, designers and filmmakers who get a new platform to present their work. The magazine features exclusive interviews, music videos, live performances, short-films and documentaries, all on one DVD disc, with English subtitles of course. A print edition and some cool accessories are also included in the package.

Each issue has a different theme, this time it is houses. “We for example have memory cards with photos of houses on Laugavegur facing demolition. Biggi Veira (of GusGus) gives House-music-lessons, múm cruises in an RV, Hjaltalín plays live inside a house and much more,” says Sigurður Magnús Finnsson who, along with Pétur Már Gunnarsson, Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir and Þórunn Hafstað, founded the magazine.

The disc features some rare and juicy material. This includes Oxsmá Plánetan (The Oxsmá Planet), an 80s sci-fi short-film by art-collective Oxsmá. Directed by Óskar Jónasson, the film is one of the gems of Iceland’s film history but has never been released before. The issue also features an Arcade Fire music video, interview and BBQ with Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear, and Björk’s music video Wanderlust, to be watched with 3-D glasses that come with the DVD. The printed edition has plenty of written material, including an interview with British philosopher Alain De Botton (author of The Architecture of Happiness), articles related to the house theme and a fiction-serial by Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason.

With all this and more in one package, you will easily get to know the local art and music scene so head straight over to the nearest outlet and buy a copy.

  • WHAT: Rafskinna DVD Magazine
  • WHO: Arcade Fire, múm, Björk, The Rapture, Grizzly Bear, Oxsmá, Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Huldar Breiðfjörð, Músikvatur, Vibeke Bryld, Clark, Alain De Botton, Takashi Homma and many more.
  • WHERE: Sold in all major bookstores, record shops and fashion boutiques
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