Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson (b.1984 in Reykjavik) is a storyteller, performer, singer, object maker and illustrator. He has a love for the absurd, by which is meant less an obsessive passion for the ridiculous, nonsensical or the odd, than a tender and caring attitude. He takes care of the absurd. He helps it develop. He gives it a place alongside everything else where it can be your most disturbing neighbour and your best friend. Styrmir uses written language as a genesis of his work. Written pieces are adapted into live performances that activate objects, things and gestures. The performances and their narrative, that are delivered in the form of monologues, poetry and songs, serve as an exhibition device for autonomous art objects.
While at Rupert, Styrmir and fellow residents Aneta Rostkowska and Marnie Slater introduced break-dance acticities / workshop and raised a question: do you know how to change your philosophy by dancing?