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RVM · PYR FESTIVAL 2014
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  • artists
  • pyrformers
  • tutors
  • organisers

    Punto y Raya and Reykjavík Center for Visual Music have joined forces to produce the greatest Abstract Visual Music and Live Cinema event in history.
    Based in Barcelona, MAD is a non-profit association devoted to cultural engineering through the development of projects involving Art, Science and Technology.
    Based in Reykjavík, RCVM is devoted to the promotion of Visual Music in various formats.


    RVM · PUNTO Y RAYA FESTIVAL    FIFTH FESTIVAL EDITION

    MAD and RCVM (Reykjavík Center for Visual Music) join forces to create the greatest abstract Film & Visual Music event yet. The RVM · PYR Festival took place from January 30th through February 2nd 2014 at  HARPA Reykjavík Concert Hall (Iceland). The fifth PyR international competition brought together nearly 500 artists from 46 countries, and the activities programme included live performances by renowned figures such as Ryoji Ikeda and Ryoichi Kurokawa; opening concerts -especially commissioned for the occasion by RCVM- by Bret Battey + Hugi Guðmundsson y Sigurður Guðjónsson + Anna Þorvalsdóttir; guest national panoramas from  Austria and Poland, and for the first time, a PyRformance competition featuring artists like D·Fuse and Max Hattler.

    Parallel activities included the educational Academy Programme and the Cadences of Line and Colour exhibition at Listasafn Reykjavíkur (February 1st- April13th).

    RVM · PyR Festival 2014
    ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME

    SHORT FILM COMPETITION

    In our fifth Call for Entries, we've received 371 films from 46 countries in 5 continents.
    These are the 96 selected works, structured in seven 50' modules.


      Screening Reels
    GUEST SCREENINGS

    Curated and presented by Ania Głowińska and Thomas Renoldner, these panoramas will introduce us into the history and evolution of experimental abstract cinema in their respective countries.

    LIVE SET COMPETITION

    Through the first Reykjavík Visual Music call for entries we have received 102 proposals from 30 countries. It wasn't an easy task for the selection committee, but here are the four finalists, which participated in the festival.

    GUEST PYRFORMANCES

    We're opening the festival with deluxe concerts commissioned specially by RCVM (Reykjavík Center for Visual Music) to Bret Battey + Hugi Guðmundsson & Sigurður Guðjónsson + Anna Þorvaldsdóttir. The acclaimed Ryoichi Kurokawa and Ryoji Ikeda will conquer our senses with their overwhelming guest sessions.

    OPEN ACADEMY

    Masterclasses, presentations and additional screenings, with free admission and open to audience participation.

    ACADEMY FOR STUDENTS

    On January 29th & 30 2014, music, design, architecture and fine art students will participate in the animation, code programming and real·time visuals Workshops at Listasafn Reykjavíkur.

    VENUES
    HARPA
    HARPA  Reykjavík Concert Hall & Conference Center
     Austurbakki 2
    > website

    Harpa opened its doors in May 2011 and is home to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera. It also hosts a myriad of concerts spanning all musical genres, and numerous events, meetings and conferences.
    Its Silfurberg room can accommodate over 1.000 people.

    SILFURBERG #A
    SILFURBERG #A

    With a capacity of 400 people, this portion of the Silfurberg Room will host the live sets in the competition.

    SILFURBERG #B
    SILFURBERG #B

    With 200 seats, this portion of the Silfurberg room will host the Short·Film Screenings.

    SILFURBERG #Hall
    SILFURBERG #Hall

    With a capacity of 100 people, this hall is located in front of the Silfurberg room's access. It is a dynamic space, a meeting point, where we'll carry out our HUB activities, including talks, round tables and master classes.

    SILFURBERG
    SILFURBERG

    This room will host the guest live sets. The sections #A & #B will merge for the guest Live Cinema Sessions, with a total capacity of over 1.000 people.

    RIMA
    RIMA
    An extra space for intimate presentations and masterclasses with guest artists.


    Listasafn Reykjavíkur
    Listasafn Reykjavíkur  Reykjavík Art Museum
     Tryggvagötu 17
    > website

    Founded in 1973, the Reykjavík Art Museum is the largest visual art institution in Iceland. Its mission is to present contemporary art in its many manifestations. The Hafnarhus research and experimentation center is located 300m. away from HARPA. This is where the Visual Music exhibit and some of the 2014 Academy activities took place.

    ORGANISER
    Ana Santos
    Ana Santos   Direction, Production & Communication

    BA in Graphic Design and Photography. She works as a freelance art director and web designer.

    Founder member of MAD.

    Nöel Palazzo
    Nöel Palazzo   Direction, Production & Communication

    Screenwriter and researcher. She occasionally delves into making experimental videos and animations, and lectures and writes essays as a film critic. A couple of her short films have been awarded internationally.

    Since 2008 she's been a member of the iotaCenter's Advisory Council (Los Angeles, CA) and coordinator of the Spanish speaking community at the Visual Music Village.

    She acts as a juror for various international film & animation festivals, and curates special programmes of avantgarde animation.

    Friðrik Steinn Kristjánsson
    Friðrik Steinn Kristjánsson   Direction & Production

    Entrepreneur, marketing director and amateur musician, his passion for Visual Music turned him into some kind of a patron in the genre, creating the Reykjavík Visual Music Festival, the first Visual Music event in the world devoted to abstract live cinema.

    Íris Stefánsdóttir
    Íris Stefánsdóttir   Production, Communication & Marketing

    Finished an art degree from MHÍ in Iceland in 1998, and studied Marketing and Operations Management at Reykjavik University in 2012. She's been a director at i8 Gallery until 2012, and currently works as an independent art consultant and project manager.

    Óscar Testón
    Óscar Testón   Technical Coordinator

    Filmmaker, creator of visual settings, mapping artist. Creator and CEO of VjSpain, the greatest online network for visualists and mapping artists in the Spanish Speaking World.

    Kike Ramírez
    Kike Ramírez   Technical Coordinator

    BA in Telecommunications Engineering from the UMA. Responsible of International Communication at vjspain.com.

    Author of Visual, Interactive & Augmented Reality installations. Hardware & Software Designer / Generative Graphics and Creative Coding programmer.

    Juanjo Fernández
    Juanjo Fernández   Technical Coordinator

    Juanjo Fernández Rivero is a creator, who conscientiously searches for the right channels for his contents; accurate vehicles for the discourse impregnating his work; if we take a quick look at his career, we can appreciate the strength of the formal aspect in formats such as video, which might mislead us to the point of stating that Rivero is a formal artist. The “how” is important to him, but the “what” is crucial. This misconception may arise from his constant formal experimentation.

    COLLABORATORS



    AnimatorFilm Archiv AustriaAsifa AustriaVjSpainSilfurberg ehfListasafn Reykjavíkur


    Polish National Audiovisual InstituteIslandia 360MyrkirÖsterreichische BotschaftInstitu Ramon Llull


    ORGANISED BY

    mad

    WITH THE COLLABORATION OF

    AnimatorFilm Archiv AustriaAsifa AustriaVjSpainSilfurberg ehfListasafn Reykjavíkur


    Polish National Audiovisual InstituteIslandia 360MyrkirÖsterreichische BotschaftInstitu Ramon Llull

    WE HEARTFULLY THANK

    Bernard Arce | Jaume Bosch | Guillermo Daldovo | Sonia Figuera | Raúl Santos | Listaháskóli Íslands

    Our deluxe jury and all the volunteers for their kind work.