The February Radio Drama
Water Mill, New York
The February Radio Drama, an ongoing radio project produced by The Constant Reality Theater—an Icelandic company founded by the visual artists Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir and Ragnar Kjartansson and musician Davíð Þór Jónsson—is in production throughout February 10, 2010 at the Watermill Center as part of its residency program, with Ásdís as the writer, Davíð the sound producer, Ragnar the choreographer, and all three as the actors.
The February Radio Drama broadcasts daily at the Watermill Center through Art International Radio (AIR)'s website. The project will be realized in collaboration with the Clocktower Gallery and ARTonAIR.org in Lower Manhattan, founded by PS1 founding director and Watermill Center Selection Committee member Alanna Heiss.
The February Radio Drama brings together artists who are highly accomplished in various fields. Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir’s media include live performance, video, and installation; she is the founder of the Reykjavík-based Theater of Artists. Davíð Þór Jónsson has created dozens of records, musicals, and film scores and has been nicknamed “the beast of the jazz piano” by Icelandic critics. Ragnar Kjartansson has been in various bands, worked as a visual artist, and was Iceland’s representative at the 2009 Venice Biennale. Occasionally, they get together as the group The Constant Reality Theater, mostly to perform poetic and humorous, yet formalistic plays written by Ásdís. They have performed together in various soirées in Reykjavík, the Volksbühne in Berlin, and on Icelandic National Radio.