PIKKNIKK CONCERT: Angela Rawlings & Rike Scheffler

Free entry

PIKKNIKK: The Nordic House summer concert series continue! Next up is Angela Rawlings with Rike Scheffler on Sunday 23th July at 3pm. Free entry as always and bring your friends!

Canadian- Icelandic interdisciplinary artist researcher Angela Rawlings and German poet, musician, and artist Rike Scheffler premiere their new collaboration at Piknikk.
The devised collaboration will be site respondent, engaging with the soundscape of the immediate wetlands.

Refreshments can be purchased in SÓNÓ restaurant to enjoy outside. 

a rawlings is a mineral, plant, animal, person, place, or thing. Also known
as Dr. Angela Rawlings, they are a Canadian- Icelandic interdisciplinary
artist, researcher who works with languages as dominant exploratory material. rawlings’ books include Wide slumber for lepidopterists (Coach House Books, 2006), Gibber (online, 2012), o w n (CUE BOOKS,2015), si tu (MaMa Multimedijalni Institut, 2017), and Sound of Mull (Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, 2019). In 2022, rawlings co- curated SPHERE Festival for the Canadian National Arts Centre’s
Orchestra in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature, Royal Danish Library, and Nordic Bridges. They teach at the Iceland University of the Arts.

Rike Scheffler is a poet, performer and sound artist creating work in the realms of language and music. Her work varies from poetry to readings, concerts and performances as well as sonic ecosystems and spatial installations.
For her, poetry is a transformative social practice. As a live performer, she uses her voice, loop station, effect pedals and synthesiser, to create immersive realities challenging common perceptions. Scheffler has received various scholarships and performed around the globe. She has collaborated with Ólafur Elíasson’s Institute for Spatial Experiments, and presented her works at the Neue Nationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Copenhagen’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and Palais de Tokyo Paris, among others. In her new poetry coll
lection “Lava. Rituale” (kookbooks, 2023), poems from speculative more than human future communities resound as echoes we can hear in the present, unfolding new and tender ways of being

This years Pikknikk concert series is curated by José Luis Anderson. 

Photo: Gunnlöð Jóna Rúnarsdóttir