Airwaves has announced a new public art element as part of the 2015 festival.
In collaboration with Urban Nation Berlin, the Wall Poetry project paired a selection of Icelandic musicians together with street artists, who then created large-scale outdoor artworks using lyrics as the inspiration.
One of the organisers and curators is Yasha Young, who had to say: “The goal was to take the invisible creative process when a painter listens to a record while painting or a musician sees a certain painting or art installation and wants to incorporate the emotional experience and inspiration in her or his songs and connect this process between the two on a very special collaborative platform.”
Henny M. Frímannsdottir, a member of the Airwaves team, was also an organiser and curator. She said: “Iceland Airwaves is very excited about the project and can’t wait to make Reykjavik even more beautiful. We loved the idea of combining these two art forms to make something really amazing, and thought this was a great addition to the festival experience.”
The artist and musician pairings were:
DEIH XLF + VÖK
EVOCA 1 + SAUN & STARR
ERNEST ZACHAREVIC + DIKTA
LI HILL + JOHN GRANT
ELLE + ÚLFUR ÚLFUR
CARATOES S + YLJA
TANKPETROL + GUSGUS
TELMOMIEL + MERCURY REV
UGLY BROTHERS + GÍSLI PÁLMI
You can see the results around Reykjavík using the handy map below, and get more information on the project here.
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