Experiment Marathon Reykjavik - 15 May – 24 August
The exhibition and related events are curated by artist Olafur Eliasson together with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Gallery Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects.
The Experiment Marathon Reykjavík builds on the enormous success of two marathons at the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. In 2006, the Interview Marathon brought 64 cultural figures together for interviews that continued without stop for 24 hours. In 2007, leading artists, architects and scientists performed a huge variety of experiments exploring perception, artificial intelligence, the body and language. Among artists who conducted experiments were by John Baldessari, Paul Fryer, Marina Abramovic, Gustav Metzger, Matthew Ritchie, and Olafur Eliasson.
The 2007 Experiment Marathon, which was curated by Obrist and Eliasson, was intended as ongoing research that would culminate in the Reykjavik experiments. Some of the participants from the marathon will expand their initial experiments into large-scale installations. The intention is to blur the boundaries of art and science in an attempt to bridge the gap between the specialized vocabularies of the different disciplines and connect them to the general interest of the audience.
The project is a collaboration of the Reykjavík Art Festival, Reykjavík Art Museum and Serpentine Gallery.
Participants in Reykjavik Experiment Marathon
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