Rósa

Hljóðaklettar

Hljóðaklettar Artwork by Mia Mäkilä
‘Rósa' (Catalog #HKUSB2)
This is a multimedia USB drive in the shape of an oversized tampon, containing music, videos, and 2D art. There are 17 artists, representing 10 countries included in this release. The run is limited to 65 hand numbered units.

This is sold through mail order only. Order information below.

Rósa Media 
AGF
(Video Trilogy) 
BathingBoots 
SnowDustFocus 
WindowFlicker 
 
Anna Ceeh 
ANNA CEEH FEAT. SARA GLAXIA // SARA GLAXIA FEAT ANNA CEEH (Video) 
Video- Anna Ceeh RU/ AT Sound- Park Modern/ RU 02:11 min 2010 
© Anna Ceeh, 2010/VBK, Vienna 
 
Birta Thrastardóttir 
Acorn For A Heart (Graphic Story) 
 
Björk Viggósdóttir 
Moment (Before Sundown) (Audio) 
Composed by Björk Viggósdóttir 
www.soundcloud.com/lala-alaska  
 
Ilex 
gamelan-marimba-vibraphone (Audio) 
Hals Angry (Audio) 
work (Audio) 
 
Jóhanna Kristbjörg Sigurðardóttir 
Untitled (Video) 
Credits- Ragnheiður Káradóttir, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson and Snorri Ásmundsson. 
 
Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen  
MaritVictoriaWulffAndreassen (Drawings) 
MVWA Tongue Speech (Video) 
 
Melissa Roberts 
One Fell Swoop (Video) 
One Fell Swoop (Audio) 
 
Mia Mäkilä 
(Natascha Photographic Series) 
Natascha1  
Natascha2  
Natascha3  
Natascha4  
 
Nebulagirl 
Day's Eye (Video, Photographic stills) 
Photography, video and soundtrack by Nebulagirl.   
Soundtrack = voice, guitar, trombone, dry ice, erhu  
and Rabbit Hole Delay made by Spunky Toofers 
 
Nicki McCubbing 
Twist me, turn me and show me an elf, I looked in the water and saw Myself, 2008 (Photograph) 
Dog's Best Friend, 2006 (Photograph) 
Come and See, 2008 (Photograph) 
Cherry Bomb, 2010 (Photograph) 
 
Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir
(Video Trilogy) 
Looking At Looking 1 
Looking At Looking 2 
Looking At Looking 3 
Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir, 2010 
 
Sabrina Joy  
M1 (Photograph) 
M2 (Photograph) 
M3 (Photograph) 
M4 (Photograph) 
M5 (Photograph) 
 
Sophia Maj 
A Love Story (Audio) 
Composed by Sophia Maj 
Mastering by Michael Bernhard & Sophia Maj 

Stram 
Basic Cunting (Audio) 

The Black Madonna  
Stay (Audio) 
Produced and Written by Marea Stamper 

YarleN  
Portal to Portal (Audio) 


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Contributing Artists
Hljaklettar AGF- Antye Greie aka AGF is a digital songwriter, performer and poet born 1969 and raised in East Germany, who lives and works in Hailuoto, Finland. Her focus of work explores the relationship between language and sound, live performance, and words or communication in the context of meaning versus meaninglessness. These themes are explored through disciplines including wordless singing, deconstruction of language, abstract poetry and calligraphy, interactive/multimedia collaboration, work on installations and commissions for movies and stage plays. Throughout her career, Greie has performed in a litany of institutions, museums, and other environments and has released approximately twenty albums and numerous collaborations under such aliases as AGF, AGF/Delay, Greie Gut Fraktion, and The Lappetites, and with the award-winning classical composer Craig Armstrong. Greie also runs her own production company, AGF Producktion, & has produced records for numerous other artists, including Ellen Allien (SOOL, 2009, BPitch).
Hljaklettar Anna Ceeh- Russian-born artist Anna Ceeh (*1974 Leningrad) has been working for nearly 10 years in the Austrian and international arts scenes, through photography, video, electronic and applied research. The vocabulary of her activities reflects and examines the dimensions of the real and the virtual in the context of the relationship between human being, object and space. Anna Ceeh and Franz Pomassl run the electronic label Laton. They organized numerous festivals and events in Austria, Slovakia, Belarus with participation of the most important representatives from CIS and Baltic States, Central Europe and Scandinavia highlighting the areas of advanced electronic music (as Zavoloka, Alva Noto, Mika Vainio, Pan Sonic, Tommi Grönlund, CM von Hausswolff, Randy Barracuda, Mesak etc). Currently, they are working on a book about the progressive electronic art and music scene in the countries of the post-Soviet Union.
Hljaklettar Birta Thrastardóttir- is a multidimensional animator and illustrator, born in Reykjavík, Iceland in 1976. Birta graduated in traditional animation from Central St. Martins and has an MA in Sequential Design from University of Brighton. She lives in Brighton UK and is currently writing and illustrating a children's book.

Her graphical short story on Rósa, 'Acorn For A Heart', is about a rejected soul's hunt for emotional fulfillment, the longing for the simple and the wish to belong.
Hljaklettar Björk Viggósdóttir- (b.1982) graduated from the Art Academy of Iceland in 2006 and has since produced a number of videos and installations. In her general practice Björk deals with visual images, emotions, sounds and sensations in a similar way to what occurs involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of live, whether in dream or at wake. Björk works with colors, emotions, signs and other things from the everyday, which she brings to other dimensions by creating for them new perspectives and settings. In her art Björk likes to encourage her audience to use all their senses for viewing her work by using combinations of different media in her works. She has exhibited her work across Europe, the United States and in Iceland where she frequently collaborates with composers, musicians, dancers and other artists in both solo and group exhibitions.  
Hljaklettar Ilex- My first utternace apparently was the Channel 4 Ident music circa 1981, not mama or dada! It's got all these multicoloured blocks forming a number four with a very simple jingle playing over it. My dad played me Bolero by Ravel when I was quite young too, going through each section and telling me what all the instruments were. I remember putting it on repeat and using a stick to conduct my imaginary orchestra. I have never studied music in any formal sense, I chose art over music in school, and I ended up studying design for film and television, which then lead me onto a degree in animation. This is when music came back to me and i started making music and making animations and soon realised where my passions were leading. I now jump from making animations to making music and i love the mix of both. I am currently working on my first album, and have a free release with the Dublin based Alphabet Set label.
Hljaklettar Jóhanna Kristbjörg Sigurðardóttir- was born 1982 in Reykjavik Iceland. She graduated from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts 2008, with a B.A. degree in Fine arts. She has taken part in several exhibitions and art related events since her graduation. She is a member in the Crymo Gallerí, Reykjavík, Iceland, where she recently had a solo-exhibition, September 2010. Her work has mostly been focused on paintings and installations.
Hljaklettar Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen- was born in1971 in the north of Norway. She is known for her pen and colour-pencil drawings in which she constructs fantasies on gender, the body’s inside, nature and sexuality. Since graduating from the National Academy of Art in Bergen (2003), her work has been shown in and around Norway and published in numerous books & newspapers. Andreassen participated in the Liverpool Biennial (2006), the Annual Autumn Exhibition at the Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo (2006, 2008), and theFrom & To Exhibition at Museum Merano Arte in Italy (2008). She took part in the Puberty exhibition at Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum in Tønsberg together with Simen Johan, Jo Broughton, Sally Mann & Anne Katrine Dolven (2008). That same year, Pax Forlag published The Meaning Of Sex, featuring her drawings, and she completed her biggest artwork to date, the drawing Hide And Seek II in Tou Vindu at Tou Scene, Stavanger.
Hljaklettar Melissa Roberts- was born in 1975. After studying Fine Arts at Columbus College of Art and Design, she went on to work as a sound experimentalist and multimedia artist. Melissa released her first solo album on the ixi label. She participated in live improvised collaborations as member of noise duo, rugmouth. More recently she discovered her green thumb and is currently exploring winter gardening, vermiculture, and woodworking.
Hljaklettar Mia Mäkilä- a.k.a. Mia Makila (b. March 21, 1979 in Norrköping, Sweden) is a swedish artist known for her lowbrow and horror art. She currently lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. "I guess everyone's calling me a "horror artist" because I deal with difficult emotions and themes such as fear, angst, madness, rage and sorrow in my art. But I also use a lot of humour. Making my demons having fun on the canvas. You could describe my art as horror pop surrealism or dark lowbrow. My work includes mixed media, paintings and digital collages. I'm self taught, using my own techniques and constantly learning new stuff. Sometimes it works, sometimes it sucks, but that's all part of my self education. The fact that I'm also an art historian has definitely had a great impact on my art. All my collegues in the Lowbrow Art Movement are also inspiration sources.”
Hljaklettar Nebulagirl- is nom de lumière of an Ohio-based artist–chemist who works in virtually all mediums but holds a special fascination for experimental sound and multimedia works. Nebulagirl creates improvised aural soundscapes using circuit bent instruments of her own design and those of other benders. Some observers of her work in this respect say she speaks in tongues, but she really has given a personal language to electronics that many find mirror life in ways they had never experiences before. Nebulagirl performances incorporate experimental video, photographic collage, and rituals drawn from nature, the past, lost, the found, and things she considers holy. “Creating my sound is like a ceremony, sometimes a joyous frenzy, sometimes an exorcism. I am intrigued by the infinite of the small and the large. The gentleness and harshness of the nature. The ecstatic truth of interstitial space and matter.”
Hljaklettar Nicki McCubbing- is interested in appropriation and creating fiction out of reality. Using ‘low culture’ objects bought online, from cheap shops, car boot sales, joke shops, as well as found materials she creates unsettling yet familiar sculptures and installation, referencing pop culture, memories and ‘Britishness’. Appealing to children as well as adults, humour and playfulness are used to mask a dark underbelly in her work. The materials used also reflect this; cheap brightly coloured cheery objects that are bought or found in poor, often troubled areas in Liverpool and across Britain. Nicki has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally, including shows in all Liverpool Biennials, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Stavanger, Berlin, and Reykjavik and is now based at the Bluecoat Studios in Liverpool.
Hljaklettar Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir- (b. 1975) is an artist and filmmaker living in Brooklyn. Ragnheiður works in 16mm film, video, installation and sound. Her films and projects are narrative, abstract, performative, real and fictional. Ragnheiður is interested in remembering, representation and staging. Her current projects deal with those themes while focusing on psychological effects of being in a place loaded with promise. She is also working on a film about time, heavily inspired by the works of Icelandic legendary artist Hreinn Friðfinnsson. Ragnheiður received an MA in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths College in London in 2001 and is currently an MFA Fine Arts student at Bard College, USA.
Hljaklettar Sabrina Joy- was born in Davao, Phillippenes in 1978 and currenly lives in New York City. She is a multimedia artist working with audio, video, and photography. She began working with music through industry inroads by freelancing for independent record labels, working as a record pool director, and then went on to work as Program Director for a large music conference for 9 years. "You could say that my music career has been mostly curatorial." She has worked closely with The Recording Academy®, volunteered for the Smithsonian Folkways Institution, the Interdisciplinary Sound Arts Workshop, and the Reykjavik to Rotterdam Festival based out of Iceland. In 2009, Sabrina and her partner Runar Magnusson launched Hljóðaklettar. Sabrina is also a rare music collector and a huge film fanatic.
Hljaklettar Sophia Maj- Sophia´s musical debuts began when her grandfather, a classically schooled musician, took on to teach her piano and violin. At age 13 she started experimenting with her voice to fnd new ways of expressing herself. 2004. The local scene consisted frst and foremost of rock music, and in these surroundings she founded her frst band Sophia Maj Orchestra (2004 – 2008). Her one-person-band project, S.M. Laboratorie became the new playground for her original solo sound, and she quickly made a name for herself in Copenhagen's underground-scene for electronic music and experimental performance. Besides making sound-design for various short flms and art-installations, she has been the house composer for the award winning Danish fashion brand Vilsbøl de Arce since 2008 2010. Sophia Maj is a unique artist who is sought-out for various international projects. The diversity of her work is impressive for her short career and young age.
Hljaklettar Stram- When Hljóðaklettar approached Stram to participate on Rósa, she was predictably reluctant. Stram is notably reclusive, but there are tales of a few limited edition live recordings diffused throughout the underbelly of the collector's circuit. She is also rumored to have played a few exclusive private parties. Thankfully, she liked the concept of Rósa, as well as the contributing artists. Hljóðaklettar managed to secure permission for Stram's first public release under the condition that all biographic information remain private. Stram's track 'Basic Cunting' is her first (and possibly only) obvious voyage into the public arena.
Hljaklettar The Black Madonna- is the new moniker for Dust Traxx Chicago and label boss Marea Stamper. Working in groups like Noise Floor Crew and Klientele to produce hits such as DJ Pierre's remix of Simian Mobile Disco's "Cruel Intentions" and appearing on over 30 releases in just 2 years, Marea has turned her gaze inward with The Black Madonna project, making personal, nuanced, emotionally rich house records in her first foray as a solo artist. "Stay" (on Rósa) is her debut.
Hljaklettar YarleN- There are a few things that define Miami's underground yet elite electro bass art movement. The first thing is bass, lots of bass. The second thing is sexiness, not just cute, not like, pretty, but hot. Damn hot. Dirty hot. The third thing is an attitude. All of these things are summed up best in one glamorous, talented, spotlight magnet, and her name is Yarlen Ferreira. Yarlen has been a muse, collaborator and performer in Miami's underground electro movement since the days before Art Basel and the recent international focus on the Miami art scene. She has a gangsters realness, a Cuban sweltering sultry vibe, the captivating eyes of an angel, and an original perspective on beats and music that only a self taught producer seeped in the eclectic culture of Miamis wobbling, vibrating bass movement would have. She harnesses these musical talents in pursuit of a variety of styles, including hip hop, experimental, IDM and dance.