RIFF in partnership with Kabinett, Iceland Naturally and the National Nordic Museum in Seattle presents the world-premiere of Andri Snær Magnason’s new work ON TIME AND WATER.
How do you talk about something bigger than language?
Scientists have predicted a fundamental change of all water on our planet. The glaciers are melting and becoming ocean, which rises and becomes more acidic, changing its pH in the next 100 years equivalently as how it did in the previous 50 million years. How can we understand that scale, the timeline, and why did we not understand it already in the 1990s?
Andri Snær Magnason takes us on a journey into time. Mythology, grandmothers, glacier travels, language. In an attempt to understand the biggest issues of our times.
Performance: Andri Snær Magnason words and Högni Egilsson music
Film archives: Edvard Sigurgeirsson, Árni Kjartansson, Dreamland Andri Snær Magnason
8mm films from Andri Snær Magnason
Filming: Anton Smári Gunnarsson and Anní Ólafsdóttir
Editing: Eva Lind Höskuldsdóttir
Sound editing: Huldar Freyr Arnarson
Special thanks: City Theater of Reykjavík