Ivar Smedstad

Marble Warble is an audiovisual work recorded in one take at the grave of Maria Georgsson, born Wathne (1.3.1885 - 28.12.1912), in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. The marble structure overgrown with moss has the feel of an ice landscape through the macro recording. Through restructuring of the real time recording and juxtaposing of sounds and images related to thermic energy the piece creates a pastiche of image and sound. The different layers of warbling sound affects separate sections of the image, thus suggesting a dissection to expose an inner nerve.

Ivar Smedstad (b.1961, Oslo) studied fine arts at the San Francisco Art Institute and received his degree in performance/video in 1988. He then moved on to work with distribution and preservation of video art at Electronic Arts Intermix in New York, where he held the position as Technical Director.

In 1992 he received a fellowship from the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne where he worked as an artist in residence and lecturer in media art.Since year 2000 Smedstad was associate professor in the Intermedia department and institute chair at Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts.

Smedstad is currently director of Atelier Nord, a media arts organization in Oslo. Ivar Smedstad has been working with video art and electronic media since the early 1980s and has participated in numerous international and national video art exhibitions, screenings and festivals.

Marble Warble,  2016, 4:21, col, stereo. videostill

Marble Warble, 2016, 4:21, col, stereo. videostill