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Magnús Pálsson // Gapassipi BOOK + CD

Magnús Pálsson // Gapassipi BOOK + CD

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Magnús Pálsson, an important Fluxus writer in Iceland in the second half of the 20th century, announced in February 2022 that the countryThis is an art book with a CD released from Mumbling Eye in a limited edition of 200 copies. A 40-page hardcover book.Writer's signature and numbering included.Below is a commentary by the label.

Gapassipi (1995) is a work installed in the newly constructed Reykjavik City Hall, facing Lake Tjornin in the center of Reykjavik. Exhibited from February 2th to March 25th, this work was commissioned by Magnús Pálsson by the Icelandic Chapter of the Nordic Visual Arts Association to coincide with the Nordic Ministerial Conference.The Gapassipi installation features broken glass laid out in a 30-square-meter triangle on the same floor as the lake, with eight speakers.Two pre-recorded vocal tracks oscillated by Pálsson.The first track isPálsson talks about his memories of Tiornin.Another song isAccording to Pálsson, it is a gentle chanting that "appeals to the geese on the lake."Gray Lag Goose is a type of bird that comes to Jornin every year, and the triangular glass arrangement on the floor of the city hall is reminiscent of its V-shaped movement pattern.

The main feature of Gapassipi is that the two texts are written and recorded in the colloquial "P language", which is a secret word spoken by Icelandic children to avoid adult understanding, rather than the usual Icelandic language. That is.

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Edition of 200, signed & numbered by Magnús Pálsson

40-Page Hardback Book Contains:

2021 Liner Notes by Adam Buffington (in English & Icelandic)
1995 Exhibition Notes by Magnús Pálsson (in English & Icelandic)
P-Language Text (in "P-ified" English & Icelandic)
Exhibition Photographs 

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Text by Mumbling Eye:

"Gapassipi (1995) was installed in the then-recently constructed Reykjavik City Hall, which is scalable on the lake Tjörnin in central Reykjavik. Exhibited from February 25th --March 10th, the work was commissioned from Pálsson by the Icelandic branch of the Nordic Visual Arts Association to coincide with a meeting of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Gapassipi installation featured a 30-sq. Meter, triangular formation of broken glass laid upon the floor, level with the lake, as well as eight loudspeakers positioned throughout the space, emanating The second vocal tracks pre-recorded by Pálsson. The first track consisted of Pálsson reciting vignettes from his memories surrounding Tjörnin. Graylag Goose, is one of several birds species that frequent Tjörnin yearly, and whose V-shaped migration pattern was evoked by the triangular array of glass upon the floor of the City Hall.

The most distinguishing attribute of Gapassipi is that both texts were written and recorded by Pálsson not in regular Icelandic, but rather the colloquial “P-Language,” a secret language spoken between Icelandic children in efforts to avoid adult comprehension.
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Artist: Magnús Pálsson

Label: Mumbling Eye

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Magnús Pálsson, an important Fluxus writer in Iceland in the second half of the 20th century, announced in February 2022 that the countryThis is an art book with a CD released from Mumbling Eye in a limited edition of 200 copies. A 40-page hardcover book.Writer's signature and numbering included.Below is a commentary by the label.

Gapassipi (1995) is a work installed in the newly constructed Reykjavik City Hall, facing Lake Tjornin in the center of Reykjavik. Exhibited from February 2th to March 25th, this work was commissioned by Magnús Pálsson by the Icelandic Chapter of the Nordic Visual Arts Association to coincide with the Nordic Ministerial Conference.The Gapassipi installation features broken glass laid out in a 30-square-meter triangle on the same floor as the lake, with eight speakers.Two pre-recorded vocal tracks oscillated by Pálsson.The first track isPálsson talks about his memories of Tiornin.Another song isAccording to Pálsson, it is a gentle chanting that "appeals to the geese on the lake."Gray Lag Goose is a type of bird that comes to Jornin every year, and the triangular glass arrangement on the floor of the city hall is reminiscent of its V-shaped movement pattern.

The main feature of Gapassipi is that the two texts are written and recorded in the colloquial "P language", which is a secret word spoken by Icelandic children to avoid adult understanding, rather than the usual Icelandic language. That is.

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Edition of 200, signed & numbered by Magnús Pálsson

40-Page Hardback Book Contains:

2021 Liner Notes by Adam Buffington (in English & Icelandic)
1995 Exhibition Notes by Magnús Pálsson (in English & Icelandic)
P-Language Text (in "P-ified" English & Icelandic)
Exhibition Photographs 

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Text by Mumbling Eye:

"Gapassipi (1995) was installed in the then-recently constructed Reykjavik City Hall, which is scalable on the lake Tjörnin in central Reykjavik. Exhibited from February 25th --March 10th, the work was commissioned from Pálsson by the Icelandic branch of the Nordic Visual Arts Association to coincide with a meeting of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Gapassipi installation featured a 30-sq. Meter, triangular formation of broken glass laid upon the floor, level with the lake, as well as eight loudspeakers positioned throughout the space, emanating The second vocal tracks pre-recorded by Pálsson. The first track consisted of Pálsson reciting vignettes from his memories surrounding Tjörnin. Graylag Goose, is one of several birds species that frequent Tjörnin yearly, and whose V-shaped migration pattern was evoked by the triangular array of glass upon the floor of the City Hall.

The most distinguishing attribute of Gapassipi is that both texts were written and recorded by Pálsson not in regular Icelandic, but rather the colloquial “P-Language,” a secret language spoken between Icelandic children in efforts to avoid adult comprehension.
 "

Artist: Magnús Pálsson

Label: Mumbling Eye