Mynd: Markús Már Efraím
Videos and readings
Here you'll find a variety of video pieces and recorded performances. Most of these are in Icelandic – in some cases they are sound based and the language shouldn't matter much. In other cases you'll probably not understand if you don't understand Icelandic. In a few cases the readings are in English.
Univocal lipogram originally written for canadian poet Christian Bök. The film won Special Mention at the Zebra International Poetry Film Festival 2010.
Úr órum Tobba
A sound poem performed at Days of Poetry and Wine in Ptuj Slovenia.
The Crisis Sonnet.
The Crisis Sonnet from my book, Fist or words bereft of sense.
Opnunarkvæði bókarinnar Hnefi eða vitstola orð. Samið, flutt og anímerað haustið 2008 í miðjum hrunofsa.
A 90 minute performance alongside sound poetry greats Leevi Lehto, Cia Rinne, Adachi Tomomi and Jaap Blonk.
Poem of the day / Bird of the day
Simple, but I always liked this one!
Kennara með köldu blóði
A collage poem animated.
Fallegasti staður í heimi
Collage poem sound piece for the Suttungur Poetry Festival.
Found poem. Originally a newspaper article.
Enemies: Hannah and Eiríkur
I was once granted the honour of reading and composing with the fantastic Hannah Silva.
Ljóð um það hvernig ég ímynda mér betri heim.
A poem chosen for a reading project at the national theatre.
Ljóð um hörmungar
A poem about disasters from Oralorium read for a french poetry festival in Marseille (in Icelandic).
Pol Pot and Swing Ding
Two sound poems performed in the hallway of the Rich Mix Arts Centre in London.
Nailsoup I-VI performed with the rock band Reykjavík!
Hnefi eða vitstola orð
An old video poem – too long and I didn't know what I was doing, but I'm kind of fond of it anyway.
The Quarantine Monologue – in Icelandic – written for BHM (the society of university workers).
Li Peng, Li Bang Bang
A sound poem from the Dictator Series performed at the Bozar Arts Centre.
Thou Shalt Not Morgan (a word of advice about the world abroad)
A poem for a friend. Performed at the Oslo Poetry Festival.
Pol Pot (Pantún)
Pol Pot from the Dictator Series, read on Kiljan TV show.
Nailsoup performed with the help of Ableton Live and some sound effects.
Eitt allsherjar ógurlega mikið
Eitt allsherjar ógurlega mikið (unpublished, written for Kevin Connolly) performed at the poetry week in Turku.
Swing Ding (Deng Xiaoping)
Swing Ding (Deng Xiaoping) performed on an Icelandic talk show.
The composer Páll Ragnar Pálsson made this work from my poem Hyperbolic Innoculation.