Rafmögnuð Náttúra

Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival 2012

Hallgrimskirkja Church, Reykjavik, Iceland

Feb. 9-12, 2012

Four day timelapse, shot from Cafe Loki
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Festival sponsor documentation of the installation

Celebrating the darkest of days in Reykjavik with the Winter Lights Festival 2012, Chris Jordan brings Iceland’s most recognizable building, Hallgrimskirkja church, to life with light and movement as part of the Winter Lights Festival.

The Festival begins with the opening of Rafmögnuð Náttúra, a temporary, site-specific installation that occupies the facade of Hallgrimskirkja church with a large video-mapping projection, transforming the static condition of this iconic landmark into a dynamic, engaging visual experience. The event will include a live performance of acclaimed Icelandic band For a Minor Reflection. Original concept by Marcos Zotes and Gerður Sveinsdóttir, produced in collaboration with Thessia Machado, Noa Younse, Andrea Dart and Steven Tsai.

Following the opening event, Time-lapses of solar activity, recorded by NASA’s SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) spacecraft from the days immediately preceding the festival, as well as numerous animations mapped to the facade will be projected.

Opening event on Thursday 9th at 19:30. Following events from 20:00 until midnight, Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th.

Chris Jordan
Marcos Zotes
For a Minor Reflection – www.foraminorreflection.com
Thessia Machado – www.thessiamachado.com
Noa Younse – www.noayounse.com
Coco Karol – www.findingcoco.net
Enki: photography/videography – www.syncord.com
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory for high resolution imagery of the sun – SDO



Media Links


Vigfus Photos of the facade
Article on the festival

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