Haraldur Karlsson (ICE)
15. 9. 2021 – 15. 10. 2021
Haraldur Karlsson has long been working with video media and experimenting with the possibilities of its technical parameters. It uses the latest technology in long-term projects and collaborates with a number of interdisciplinary experts. Karlsson’s own work is usually presented by Karlsson through an interactive artistic installation or performance at an exhibition or in a public space, which has become a place of critical reflection on the development and growth of contemporary society. Recently, the author has been interested in medical records of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) depicting the internal biological organs of the body, as well as data from astronomy or mathematical patterns of natural phenomena. Using digital technologies, the author transforms the exact and technical data into a poetic testimony with a distinctive choreography revealing their hidden aesthetic quality.
Haraldur Karlsson (b. 1967, Reykjavik) lives and works in Norway and is specialised in experimental video art for nearly 30 years. He holds a diploma in fine arts Mixed Media from the Icelandic art school in Reykjavik and a bachelor's degree in fine arts media art from AKI (Academy of Fine Arts) Enschede, in the Netherlands. He studied multidisciplinary Sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Between 1999 and 2009, Karlsson worked at the Icelandic Academy of Fine Arts as head of fine arts digital Media Lab. Karlsson is currently based in Oslo. He has had a number of exhibitions, performances, workshops and lectures both in Norway and abroad.