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San Francisco, Kalifornien, USA
Crazy Iceland - Coffee, pancakes, extreme chill and discussion on artistic inspiration and the future of lable stores
Saturday, July 5 2014, from 3 pm - 6 pm
You are cordially invited to a "kaffiboð" which is a traditional family style coffee drinking gathering, together with some of the most inspiring Icelandic artists and people from the creative scene in Iceland.
Iceland, a seemingly quiet, out-of-the-way country has, in relation to its small population, one of the highest concentration of artists, painters, writers and musicians in the world. Many think it is somewhat crazy how many internationally successful artists this little country has recently produced. Nabil Atassi, an award-winning journalist with special connection to Iceland, will try to find out the reason why. What are the sources of inspiration for these creative people? What exactly shapes the dark and often excentric musicians, who so often find their way to the hearts of the world’s music lovers?
Nabil and his guests will embed their talk into some samples of creativity, a short film premiering by 12 Tónar record store, another film by Mundi Vondi, Bakery performance of flying pancakes by Egill Sæbjörnsson, live experimental-electronic sets of three DJs, Skurken, Steve Sampling and Ruxpin and much more.
Welcome: Gunnar Snorri Gunnarsson, Ambassador of Iceland
Moderator: Nabil Atassi, journalist
Panelists: Sigtryggur Baldursson, musician and director of Iceland Music Export, Lárus Jóhannesson, founder of 12 Tónar Label and store, Dögg Guðmundsdóttir, designer of "Fifty" chairs by Ligne Roset, Mundi Vondi, fashion designer and computer games creator, Auður Jónsdóttir, author and critic, Guðný Guðmundsdóttir, musician and festival director and visual artist Egill Sæbjörnsson.
Partners: Icelandic Extreme Chill Festival in Berlin, the Bakery a platform for creativity, being playful and inventive rather than specifically focusing on just breads or merely baking - curated by Annabelle von Girsewald, Þorkell Harðarson, the Good Cook in the Hood and pancake producer, Júlía Björnsdóttir, MA creative industries and kleinur producer, 12 Tónar in collaboration with Oslo Kaffebar providing special label store house blend coffee, and Ragnar Fjalar Lárusson providing the graphic touch.
More information about the panelists and artists on www.play-nordic.com