25min
HD video
Music Sigurdur Gudjonsson
Camera Bjarni Grímsson & Sigurdur Gudjonsson

Two grotesque people in two different rooms are at the center of the grotesque situation. The communication between them regulates itself entirely on the emotional level of the viewer. In “Bleak”, Gudjonsson has largely omitted the transcendentalizing musical elements used in his most recent works. The sound consists almost entirely of material recorded while filming.Once more, Gudjonsson refuses to present the view with a rational access. Seduced by a subtle ambiance, the viewer is left to confront his own emotional world.
Dr. Christian Schoen, CIA.IS – Center for Icelandic Art

Exhibition History

2011 Frankfurter Kunstverein (screening)
2011 Rostrum, Malmö
2010 NO-WHERE/NOW-HERE, Casa Masaccio, centro per l’arte contemporanea,San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy
2008 The building, e-flux video rental, Platz Der Vereinten Nationen 14a, Berlin, Germany
2007 Safn Reykjavík, Iceland
2007 Prater Art Sessions, Vienna (screening)
2006 Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen
2006 SEQUENCES realtime festval Reykjavík (screening)
2006 Vienna Biennale Vienna Austria