Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sigur Ros @ MoMA's PopRally!

I just got my tickets for Sigur Ros at MoMA's PopRally! I'm incredibly excited about this because I thought for sure I would log-on at noon and not be able to get in. I actually bought the tickets at 11:58am, word to your mother.


From the PopRally webpage (link above):

PopRally invites you to a special performance by the celebrated Icelandic band Sigur Rós, in conjunction with the exhibition Take your time: Olafur Eliasson.

Featuring thirty-eight works installed at both MoMA and P.S.1, Take your time explores the highly experimental work of Olafur Eliasson, whose immersive environments and large-scale installations elegantly recreate the extremes of landscape and atmosphere in his native Iceland. Eliasson’s work recontextualizes elements such as light, water, ice, fog, stone, and moss to create unique situations that shift viewers' perceptions of place and self.

Sigur Rós creates ethereal, transcendent music that often induces a feeling of wonderment—a stirring accompaniment to Eliasson's explorations of space, color, and illumination.

This event includes an exclusive viewing of Take your time, which closes to the public on June 30.

The Eliasson exhibit, Take Your Time, is definitely worth seeing. I still have yet to check out the PS1 portion of the exhibit but am looking forward to seeing it as it seems like there is a lot more there. I would have to say that some of the highlights are getting onto the third floor and being inundated with yellow light. And as trivial as it seems, "Ventilator" is still incredibly intriguing, just try not to look. Or maybe it was the two people interpretive 'dancing' and/or making out last time I went that made it hard not to look, but it's one of THOSE things. You just aren't sure if you get it or not and you're drawn in. The best is "Your strange certainty still kept." It's really, for lack of a better word, breathtaking. And to see Sigur Ros is THIS space? HOLY FUCK.

1 comment:

Bryan said...

For a gallery of images from the event go here: