From: Kelly Shindler (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Mar 13 2006 - 09:25:54 PST
Package Deals.01:Reykjavík // 3.22.06
The Tank, 279 Church Street btwn Franklin + White, 8pm, $7
Package Deals is an interdisciplinary curatorial project bringing the best
in film, art, and music from the world¹s most vibrant and creative
communities to New York City. The series¹ inaugural program will showcase
documentaries, artist films, and music videos from Reykjavík, Iceland. An
after-party follows the screening with drinks courtesy of Reyka Vodka. For
complete details, visit http://www.packagedeals.org.
All five featured films were produced by female filmmakers living in
Iceland, and an unusual motif of fantastically envisioned worlds and lives
links the work. This may take the form of stop-motion animation, as in Eyrún
Eyjólfsdóttir's "Midnight," or it might happen within the color-saturated
settings of young Icelandic artist Unnar Andrea Einarsdóttir¹s videos.
Einarsdóttir, who is also the star of her work, infuses violence, innocence,
and female sexuality with dark humor, all while testing the limits of her
own physical endurance. Fantasy of the Package Deals variety may also be
realistic in origin, stemming from the proverbial desire for beauty and
glamour, as undertaken by Hrönn Sveinsdóttir in her 2002 documentary, "I
Skom Drekans" ("In the Shoes of the Dragon").
"Midnight," directed by Eyrún Eyjólfsdóttir, 2005, 10 mins.
"Music in Cake," directed by Unnar Andrea Einarsdóttir, 2005, 3:23 mins.
"Toilet," directed by Unnar Andrea Einarsdóttir, 2005, 4:50 mins.
"Romantic Undead," directed by Kristín Björk Kristjansdóttir, aka Kira Kira.
"I Skom Drekans" ("In the Shoes of the Dragon"), directed by Árni Sveinsson
and Hrönn Sveinsdóttir, 2002, 90 mins, video. Icelandic, with English
After-party will follow directly next door at i-Bar (277 Church St) at 10 pm
with a complementary cocktail hour courtesy of Reyka Vodka, decks manned by
DJ Holmar Filipsson, and Icelandic music videos featuring artists Sigúr Rós,
Múm, Apparat Organ Quartet, Singapore Sling, and others.
Advance tickets can be purchased through http://www.smarttix.com and on site
the night of the event. Package Deals.01:Reykjavik is a partnership between
curators Kelly Shindler and Deirdre Corley and The Tank. For more
information, please visit http://www.packagedeals.org or
http://www.thetanknyc.org, or email (address suppressed)
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.