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Sigurdur Gudjónsson (1975) lives and works in Reykjavík (Iceland).

”In his videos, the artist plays on the deliberately utilized cut and superimposing techniques to seize the viewer emotionally. But it is especially the equally important simultaneous interplay of film and sound elements that create an atmospheric arena. While Gudjónsson's videos depict persons acting in specific sites, his works repudiate a linear narrative or unambiguous legibility. What remains are physically and emotionally experienced fragments that are joined to form a cryptic visual and acoustic symphony.” --Dr. Christian Schoen (2006)

In Death Bed (2006) a hooded main character explores a decayed house in the wasteland. The figures he encounters appear faceless - it is left open as to whether they are real figures or just imaginations and memories of the protagonist. In the end the video leaves one only with a vague notion of a mysterious situation in a post-apocalyptic scene, exposed to the insanity of a lonely settler. --Severin Dünser (2006)
CAMERA Sigurdur Gudjonsso & Bjarni Grímsson SOUNDTRACK Arnar Gudjonsson, Sigurdur Gudjonsson & Aki Asgeirsson

Bleak (2006) Two grotesque people in two different rooms are at the center of the grotesque situation. The communication between them regulates itself entirely on the emotional level of the viewer. In "Bleak", Gudjonsson has largely omitted the transcendentalizing musical elements used in his most recent works. The sound consists almost entirely of material recorded while filming. Once more, Gudjonsson refuses to present the view with a rational access. Seduced by a subtle ambiance, the viewer is left to confront his own emotional world. --Dr. Christian Schoen (CIA.IS)
CAMERA Sigurdur Gudjonsso & Bjarni Grímsson SOUNDTRACK Sigurdur Gudjónsson

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