Magnús Logi Kristinsson

© Magnús Logi Kristinsson, All the Beatles Songs, 2012. Photo Henry Chan.

b. 1975, Iceland

Magnüs Logi Kristinsson moved to Amsterdam in 1999 to study at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, where he discovered performance art, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his Masters of Fine Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, where he now lives and works. Kristinsson’s main focus has been creating performances where he reads various lists. These performances are minimalist and poetic, and are concerned with “rearticulating the obvious, mentioning the unnoticed, and proclaiming the already known” (Maarten de Reus.) He also makes durational performances where he blends in with the general public. From 2005 to 2007 Kristinsson performed with the interdisciplinary performance group Oblivia. Kristinsson has presented his works throughout Europe and in the United States.

International Visiting Artists: Magnús Logi Kristinsson & Denis Romanovski

Curated and presented by FADO Performance Art Centre in the context of the 9th 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art.

FADO continues with the on-going International Visiting Artists series with new performance works from Magnüs Logi Kristinsson (born in Iceland, living in Finland) and Denis Romanovski (born in Belarus, living in Sweden). In addition, Denis Romanovski will also be presenting guerrilla performance in the form of a tour of the Toronto subway system on October 26, 2014.

Stories in a Box by Magnús Logi Kristinsson
The artist is inside a large wooden box, and he is telling a story. A story about himself from his times in Iceland. He only shows one foot and one hand to the audience and with that hand, he give extra details to the story.

That’s Ok by Denis Romanovski
That’s OK Manifesto (fragment) *written in collaboration with KKH students
To mean nothing – that’s OK.
To have money and to be hungry – that’s OK.
To do nothing under surveillance – that’s OK.
To wait for better times and to be still alive – that’s OK.
To hate museums and rebellions – that’s OK.
To sing for old people and to dance with strangers – that’s OK.

The Toronto Performance Art Collective (TPAC) is a not-for-profit, artist-driven collective that curates and produces the 7a11d International Festival of Performance Art—English Canada’s oldest ongoing biennial of performance art. 7a11d was established in 1997 by a group of performance artists, collectives, and organizers, eager to develop a forum for performance art in Toronto. The first 7a11d International Festival of Performance Art took place in August 1997 and presented the work of 60 local, national and international artists. The 9th edition of the festival takes place from October 24–28, 2012.

© Magnús Logi Kristinsson, All the Beatles Songs, 2012. Photo Henry Chan.

Performance Yellow

This fragrance opens us to the question, has the show started? It's winter, the theatre is colder than the street and the room is filled with people and all their winter smells: wet faux leather, down, too much shampoo, and beer breath. The atmosphere is a trickster. Am I late, am I early?

Top Notes

yellow mandarin, mimosa

Middle Notes

honey, chamomile, salt

Base Notes

narcissus, guaiac wood, piss, beer