the ireland : iceland project
Crisis/Kreppa - the mother of invention
MindField International Festival of Ideas
April 30 – May 01
Valgeir Sigurðsson of Bedroom Community
Bjarni Snæbjörn Jónsson of The Anthill Iceland
Smári McCarthy of International Modern Media Initiative Iceland
David Hayes of The Ministry of Ideas Ireland
Saturday, 30 April, 4.15pm to 5.45pm,
the ireland : iceland project presents
Valgeir Sigurðsson, Puzzle Muteson, Laura Sheeran, Cora Venus Lunny, Trevor Knight & Linda Buckley
Sunday May 01, 8pm
This line-up promises to be special sonic affair as some of Ireland’s brightest lights join the Bedroom Community constellation.
the ireland : iceland project is a cultural movement inviting Irish and Icelandic artists, designers, social architects and ideas people to illuminate and investigate the times we live in. the ireland : iceland project hosted The Northern Lights Observatory in Ireland in February- a series of pop up events, talks, sleepovers and a public collaboratory designed to open up an investigation into cultural identity and a creative response to the crisis/kreppa on both islands. The Northern Lights Observatory has created a vibrant space for collaboration and creativity expanding the frontiers of an imaginative response to the challenges experienced on both islands. Crisis/Kreppa – the mother of invention is curated by Kathy Scott, founder and creative director of the ireland : iceland project .
All tickets available here: http://mindfield.ie/
Bedroom Community is an Icelandic record label/collective formed in 2006 by Valgeir Sigurðsson. Valgeir is at the helm of this talented ship launched at the height of Iceland’s boom. The Bedroom Community constellation also features Nico Muhly, Ben Frost, Sam Amidon and Daníel Bjarnason – they have continued to navigate new collaborative territory post kreppa. Valgeir is also the founder of Iceland’s top recording facility Greenhouse Studios where his collaborators include Björk, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Camille, CocoRosie, The Magic Numbers, múm and many others. The latest addition to the Bedroom Community, Puzzle Muteson will be in Dublin for the International Festival of Ideas when Valgeir and Puzzle will perform on May 01st with special guests…
The Anthill is a DIY grassroots movement which initiated a national dialogue project resulting in a whole new dimension in Public Deliberative Democracy in Iceland, dealing with the crisis/kreppa in an innovative way by tapping the collective wisdom of ordinary people. The Anthill are the people behind the National Assembly in Iceland and closely related to grassroots movements like The Ministry of Ideas, The House of Ideas and are now designing a large- scale live Visioning Assembly model via the Rebooting Iceland panel at SXSW.
Bjarni is one of the founders of the Anthill and developer of the process based on his vast experience in change and facilitation.
Smári McCarthy is an Icelandic/Irish innovator and activist.
He is the co-founder and spokesperson of the International Modern Media Initiative (IMMI), co-founder and board member of the Icelandic Digital Freedoms Society (FSFÍ) and co-founder and board member of the Reykjavík Hackerspace, Hakkavélin
the i : i project collective
David Hayes is a graduate of the National College of Art & Design with a BA in Fine Art and an MA in Digital Media. He has over 15 years experience in the domestic and international creative arts scene as a practicing artists and documentary filmmaker. David was the Co-founder and Creative Director of Edenbee.com an online social utility providing goal setting and measurement tools assisting people to benchmark their carbon usage and behavior. He is currently the Digital PR & Communities Manager for Cybercom, an award winning creative digital agency based in Dublin.
David is currently working with the iceland : ireland project developing an Irish model of the Icelandic concept of the Ministry Of Ideas, an open source, collaborative think thank bringing together disparate communities from the arts, business, politics, education and society to develop new ideas and solutions to Irelands future development.