OPENING: | 04.10.12 | 18.00
EXHIBITION: 04. - 14.10.12 | 12.00 - 21.00


SKÁLAR - Centre for Sound Art and Experimental Music
Strandarvegur 19
IS-710 Seydisfjördur

Enrique Tomás, "noTours Seyðisfjörður", 2012, Installation View

FAXEN, "for the birds", 2010, Exhibition View

Wolfgang Fuchs, "blank", 2009, Exhibition View

Christian Stefaner-Schmid, CONSIDER "Eigenton-Projections (ZE#89), 2012, Exhibition View

Katharina Loidl, "eclectic exchange", 2012, Exhibition View

Katharina Loidl, "on the edge", 2012, Exhibition View

thus & hence (Jakob Dietrich/Kai Maier-Rothe), "To Leave Much To Be Desired (Semiology of Destruction)", 2012, Exhibition View

Ewald Elmecker, "50-hertz-research-lab", 2012, Exhibition View

Andre Zogholy, "Subtracting the Space from Heterotopia", 2012, Exhibition View

Sun Li Lian Obwegeser, "2 Pieces for a chauffage", 2011, Exhibition View

ekw 14,90 (Marlies Stöger, Andre Tschinder, Moke Klengel, Christoph Rath), "Herzliche Grüße an alle", 2012, Exhibition View

Andreas Kurz, "13 Minutes over Seyðisfjörður", 2012, Exhibition View

Doris Prlic, "Take Away Sound Cube #2", 2012, Installation View

Reinhard Gupfinger, "Sound Tossing - Seyðisfjörður", 2012, Installation View

Wolfgang Dorninger, "Beyond the Water v.2", 2012, Installation View

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Together with the recently founded SKALAR - Centre for Experimental Music and Sound Art, nomadenetappe initiated an exchange-project which in its first stage will bring a group of artists from Linz/Austria to a discarded fish factory located on the outskirts of Seyðisfjörðurs/Iceland. For a duration of approx. one week the artists, whose work mainly focuses on the medium sound, will work on site on various projects, resulting in a hybrid showcase of exhibition, live concerts, workshops and lectures taking place from October 4 - Oktober 7 2012.

In this context the rather trivial and offhand request ”repeat, please …“ – being the first message transmitted via the 1858 submerged first transatlantic submarine cable – functions both as a title of the exhibition and as a methodical instruction accompanying the artistic process. Most obviously repetition is inherent to scientific or artistic research for it is impossible to verify any hypothesis without employing repetition as the key-method of trial and experiment. However at the same time repetition alone cannot trigger new findings but must enhanced by a difference producing momentum in terms of constant modification of testing method and set-up. Every mode of research – or should we say: life? – is thus a paradoxical combination of both difference and repetition. Speaking of life in general: to a large extend our life consits of single actions that we continously reperform: every morning we get dressed, make coffee, drink it – daily routines and basic thoughts that after many repetitions are part of a realm shifting between reality and dream, present and past, interweaving memory with imagination… at this very intersection repetition becomes invention: instead of merely re-membering we are rather re-inventing how to get dress, to make coffee and to drink it. Hence memory, imagination and invention are inseperably entangeld. When it comes to art dealing with sound as means of expression some sort of ”a-priori difference“ seems to be intrinsically linked to repetition: even the a thousand times heard Acid Loop sounds different each time because it hardly ever impinges upon exactly the same spatial conditions twice.

The concept of repetition in its above briefly outlined complexity is the starting point for several works and projects either brought along or yet to be realized by the austrian artists at Skalar. http://ská

Wolfgang Dorniger, ekw 14,90 [Marlies Stöger, André Tschinder, Moke Klengel, Christoph Rath], Ewald Elmecker, faxen [Clemens Mairhofer, Lucas Norer, Sebastian Six], Wolfgang Fuchs, Reinhard Gupfinger, Andreas Kurz, Katharina Loidl, Sun Li Lian Obwegeser, Doris Prlic, Christian Stefaner-Schmid, Enrique Tomás, thus&hence (AT/DE) [Jakob Dietrich, Kai Maier-Rothe], Andre Zogholy


Wednesday 3rd of October


12:00 - 13:30 Skálar official opening (place: Gullver by Skálar):

Auxpan (IS), [Elvar Már Kjartansson], Helgi Örn Pétursson (IS), Konrad Korabiewski (PL/DK/IS)

- an interactive sound piece for the fishing troller Gullver

18:00 - 19:00 (place: Gallery and art studio HOF) Exhibition opening: Nuuk, Thomas Köner (DE)

21:00 (place: Herðubreið Cinema)

Documentary movie about Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson by Ari Alexendar Ergis Magnusson (IS)



Thursday 4th of October


14:00 - 16:00 (place: Skálar)

Sound Tossing, Reinhard Gupfinger (AT), held by Chistian Stefaner-Schmid (AT)


18:00 - 21:00 (place: Skálar)

"REPEAT, PLEASE…", Exhibition Opening

An exchange-project between SKÁLAR - Center for Sound-Art and Experimental Music, Seyðisfjörður/IS and nomadenetappe - Kunst & Theorie, Linz/AT, initiated and curated by nomadenetappe.

with: Wolfgang Dorniger (AT), ekw 14,90 (AT) [Marlies Stöger, André Tschinder, Moke Klengel, Christoph Rath], Ewald Elmecker (AT), faxen (AT) [Clemens Mairhofer, Lucas Norer, Sebastian Six], Wolfgang Fuchs (AT), Reinhard Gupfinger (AT), Andreas Kurz (AT), Katharina Loidl (AT), Sandra Li Lian Obwegeser (AT), Doris Prlic (AT), Christian Stefaner-Schmid (AT), Enrique Tomás (ES), thus & hence (AT/DE) [Jakob Dietrich, Kai Maier-Rothe], Andre Zogholy (AT)

Exhibition, 4. - 13. October 2012, Opening hours: 14:00 - 19:00 (within the Festival: 12:00 - 21:00)

21:00 - 21:45 (place: Skálar)

thus & hence, Jakob Dietrich, Kai Maier-Rothe (AT/DE)


21:45 - 22:30 (place: Skálar)

Washer, Andreas Kurz (AT)


23:00 - 00:00 (place: sound-sculpture Tvísöngur),

Novaya Zemlya, Thomas Köner (DE)


00:00 - 01:00 (place: Skálar)

Christian Stefaner-Schmid (AT)



Friday 5th of October


12:00 - 21:00 (place: Skálar)



13:00 - 14:30 (place:Skálar)

noTours Seyðisfjörður, Enrique Tomás (ES)


15:00 - 19.00 (place: Skálar)

DIEM (DK) - Denmark’s national center of electronic music presents:

DIEM showcase with introduction of by Professor Wayne Siegel.

Concerts by:

Nicole Cecilie Bitsch Pedersen (DK)

Johan de Reybekill (DK)

Kati Linek (CZ/DE)

Kristian Hverring (DK)

Johan de Reybekill (DK)

Alex Mørch (DK)

20:00 - 21:00 (place: Skálar)

Trouble, þóranna Björnsdóttir (IS)


21:00 - 22:00 (place: Skálar)

VideoRhizome Aktion, Marcellvs L. (BR)


22:00 - 23:00 (place: Skálar)

Kontakt Der Jünglinge (DE)


23:00 - 01:00

ZKM - Center for Art and Media (Institute for Music & Acoustics), Goethe-Institut Belgrad, Deutschlandradio Kultur presents: Europe - A Sound Panorama

Part 1: The competition

Presentation of the 10 International sound-art winning pieces.

Part 2: Europe with no borders

concert with the Europe A Sound Panorama material by

Thomas Köner (DE) & Konrad Korabiewski (PL/DK/IS)


Saturday 6th of October


12:00 - 21:00 (place: Skálar)



18:00 - 19:00 (place: Skálar)

Lost in Heterotopias, André Zogholy (AT)

Sound lecture

19:00 - 20:00 (place: Skálar)

Krakkbot (IS)


20:00 - 21:00 (place: Skálar)

Jóhann Eirikson (IS)


21:00 - 21:45 (place: Skálar)

Sun O, Sun Li Lian Obwegeser (AT)


21:45 - 22:15 (place: Skálar)

ms-20602040201020, Jakob Dietrich (AT), Christian Stefaner-Schmid (AT), André Zogholy (AT)


22:15 - 23:00 (place: Skálar)

ultranoise, Enrique Tomás (ES)


23.00 - 00:00 (place: Skálar)



other ongoing installations and lectures:

Charles Ross (UK) "Dogger"

Sound installation

Helgi Örn Pétursson (IS)

installation at the swimming-pool

+ radio art broadcasted in Seydisfjördur in collaboration with Deutschlandradio Kultur. TBA.