Creation not consumption - The Cycle Art and Music Festival

Cycle Music and Art Festival is a brand new festival that kicks off on Thursday 13 August in Kópavogur, Iceland, and will be going on over the weekend.

The festival seeks to redefine the traditional art festival as a site of creation, not just consumption. It is a new platform for exploring and exhibiting the meeting point of creative worlds, producing and presenting works that transcend the traditional boundaries of discipline, craft and process.

Cycle brings together superstars of the creative world such as Ólafur Elíasson, Icelandic Love Corporation and Simon Steen-Andersen with rising stars such as Eyvind Gulbrandsen, Skark Ensemble and Pinquins. Performance art, visual arts, sound art and
architecture will collaborate and create across a city-wide site with music as a central focus.

The festival will experiment with new ways of using the concert hall and museum, while also escaping them to showcase performances and installations in public spaces. The aim is to push artists to engage outside of the boundaries imposed by their disciplines, with the intention of altering their own and their audience’s perception of their surroundings, and in so doing, to find a meaningful alternative to the avant-garde.




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