Fount – Vocal VII by Rúrí is a site-specific performance art piece created specifically for Harpa’s Northern Lights hall and was commissioned by the Reykjavik Arts Festival 2015. Over the last few years, Rúrí has created a series of works exploring the phenomenon of water in its manifold aspects. Widely shown around the world, these works include the performance series Vocal.
The title Fount – Vocal VII refers to the source and foundation of life on Earth and to events of the current moment. At the same time, it also refers to the expression of living beings and phenomena. A large-scale work, it brings together installation, multi-channel video, original music, movement, text, and voices.
The video was produced in collaboration with María Rún, and the sound in collaboration with Bjarki Jóhannsson. The Living Art Museum’s Icelandic Sound Poetry Choir (the Nýló Choir) performed along with the artist.
Duration 30 min.
Photographs by Einar Falur; no. 1, 3 and 4, and by Golli; top- photo and no. 2