Annabelle von Girsewald – Archive

The Bakery

The Bakery VI

2 June, 2016, 7-10pm The Bakery VI coincides with the book launch “Way Over” by the Icelandic Art Center hosted by Egill Sæbjörnsson’s studio. As with each Bakery iteration there will be an exhibition setting the mood to get your hands dirty. The exhibition displays all of the former posters, works of art such as framed drawings, and ‘breads’ made by former participants, along with hats and aprons from previous events. The theme of the evening, “The Fantasy of Breads and Cakes” is diversity. Each guest is invited to create breads and cakes out of clay. Celebrating difference as a positive, each ‘bread’ is as unique as its creator. Kinzigstr. 18 10247 Berlin (Behind the green gate)  


The Bakery V

22 May 2016, 12-4pm

Egill Sæbjörnsson’s The Bakery V takes place at The Hafnarfjördur Centre of Culture and Fine Art during the Reykjavík Art Festival. The theme of the daytime open workshop entitled, “Architecture – Working With Dough” is elements of architecture.

Harfnaborg Center of Culture and Fine Art



Press (pdf)

The Bakery IV

11 July 2015, 2pm

Egill Sæbjörnsson’s collaborative artistic project The Bakery hits its fourth edition with a special focus on the direct and indirect impact of the climate change.

Agora Collective, Berlin


The Bakery III

3 May 2015, 1-4pm

Egill Sæbjörnsson’s The Bakery III asks participants to envision future homes alongside

invited architects and arts professionals, an open event to be creative through a medium that is

both familiar and unfamiliar, displacing auto-cad with molding and modeling.

The Bakery III was a part of the opening events of homecomings: PROJECTIVE SPACE  in the courtyard of Kurfürstenstr. 13, 10785 Berlin.


Invitation (pdf)

The Bakery II

13 June 2014, 7 pm

Traveling between different locations, The Bakery is an evolving project investigating the passion of baking. With each installment The Bakery—part performance, part installation —presents the results from the event prior while creating its next iteration. For its second episode we’ll bake with dough under the guidance of Zeit für Brot at freitagsküche in Frankfurt am Main.

freitagsküche, Frankfurt am Main



Monopol Tipps und Termine 09.06.14 (pdf)

The Bakery I

21 September 2013, 3-10pm

The Bakery is a performance, installation and research project initiated by Egill Sæbjörnsson in collaboration with the curator Annabelle von Girsewald.

Participating artists: Rosa Barba, Florian Neufeldt, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson

Come and participate in The Bakery in the courtyard on Torstrasse 111, Berlin



Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson “What am I Doing with My Life?”

3 November, 2017, 7pm Please join us for the grand finale of the 2017 tour of Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson‘s performance ‘What Am I Doing With My Life?’.  The self-proclaimed doctor, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson has gathered his Icelandic faculty to treat and heal including,  Arnar Asgeirsson,  Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Bergur Thomas AndersonIndriði Arnar Ingólfsson and Örn Alexander Ámundason. There will be an active live broadcast filmed by Benedikt Nikulás Ketilsson on the nation’s new source RÚV. Please join us on Friday November 3rd for the Icelandic homecoming of Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson’s performance What Am I Doing With My Life? at Kling og Bang in Reykjavik with opening acts of 900 Stig and Data Grawlix. Stay tuned for the WAIDWML LP album launch in 2019.  


Kling & Bang Marshall House Grandagarður 20 Reykjavik        


WAIDWML Kling&Bang (pdf)

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson “What am I Doing with My Life?”

20 October, 2017, 7pm

Please join us on the 20th of October for Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson’s performance ‘What Am I Doing With My Life?’.  The self-proclaimed doctor, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson has gathered his faculty for the next round of medical rap assistance including: Indriði Arnar Ingólfsson from Berlin/Reykjavik, David Bernstein from San Antonio/Vilnius and Geraldine Geffriaud from Paris.

This presentation of What Am I Doing With My Life? is part of STEWDIO an irregular and unexpected series of evenings with performances hosted by That Might Be Right in collaboration with David Bernstein.

Please join us on Friday October 20th for the Belgian premiere of Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson’s performance What Am I Doing With My Life? at That Might Be Right in Brussels. Aftershow lost and found beats and jingles provided by Izabela.


We wish to thank the Icelandic Embassies in Brussels for their support.

That Might Be Right

Vier-windenstraat 62 Rue des Quatre-Vents

1080 Brussels (Molenbeek)


European Union





Press Release WAIDWML (pdf)

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson “What am I Doing with My Life?”

8-9th September, 2017, 7pm

Please join us on September 8 and 9 for the opening of the Kunstverein Amsterdam‘s new season and the Dutch premiere of Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson’s performance ‘What Am I Doing With My Life?’ Aid and relief is given to its Amsterdam audience by self-proclaimed Doctor, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, with the help of local collaborators: Indriði Arnar Ingólfsson, David Bernstein, Géraldine Geffriaud, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Anat Spiegel and Thomas Myrmel.

On Friday September 8 at 7 pm the action starts for members only, with crystal tears, Mayan death flutes and lullabies performed within an architectonic intervention by Hreinn Fridfinnsson. Geraldine Geffriaud will be serving herbal elixirs.

On Saturday September 9 at 7 pm, the performance is repeated but with a twisted end – a boom box-amplified procession on bikes leaves from Kunstverein and slowly crawls across Amsterdam to end at David Bernstein’s opening of ‘Because Most of the Cosmos is Compost (Thinging Part V)’ at P/////AKT (Zeeburgerpad 53, 1019 AB Amsterdam).

The performance on Friday is a members only event and space is limited. We advise to arrive early on Friday and/or (on bike!) Saturday.

We wish to thank the (Gold)Members of the Kunstverein, Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK) and Ammodo Fonds for their continued support.


Hazenstraat 28
1016 SR, Amsterdam

For more info:




Press Metropolis M (pdf)

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson “What am I Doing with My Life?”

20th May, 2017, 8pm

WAIDWML now punctures the project space during Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson‘s month long residency at A – DASH. A – DASH is an artist-run project space with studios in Athens, Greece. Founded in 2016 by an international group of artists and friends, the initiative began with the renovation of a listed neoclassical Athenian house near Lykavittos hill, generously supported by crowd funding.

Please join us for the pre-fabricated lyrics from the heart and the improvised healing beats with new and old faculty members. Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson will collaborate with Arnar Asgeirsson, David Bernstein, Jokūbas Čižikas, Indriði Arnar Ingólfsson and more. A special installation will be on view created by Arnar Ásgeirsson.





Asklipiou 74

114 71 Athens Greece





Press Release A-DASH (pdf)

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson “What am I Doing with My Life?”

12th May, 2017, 7pm

WAIDWML will treat and heal the audience on the occasion of the opening ceremony of Žilvinas Landzbergas’ exhibition “R” for the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson will be assisted by his faculty members Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Indriði Arnar Ingólfsson and Jokūbas Čižikas.


Organiser: Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius

Commissioner: Kęstutis Kuizinas

Curators: Ūla Tornau and Asta Vaičiulytė



Lithuanian Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

Scuola San Pasquale, San Francesco della Vigna

Castello 2786

30122 Venice






Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson “What am I Doing with My Life?”

24th March, 2017, 9pm

WAIDWML is a rapshow by Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson a.k.a. Læknakjarval a.k.a. Litli Kjarval. The tour map is a body – Poland at the toes, Iceland is the nose and Læknakjarval needs various faculty for each bodypart. Acupuncture anaesthetist Indriði Arnar Ingólfsson and masseuse Árni Jónsson join Læknakjarval when WAIDWML crawls into Neukölln after its initial pollination with Jurgis Paškevičius and Robertas Narkus at Autarkia, Vilinius. Join us for medicinal rap!

“the toothpaste we use is very toxic – not only toxic but full of plastic – let it get to your brain start acting stupid – so so stupid I dont understand it – human feelings make me feel strange”


Before the hotel lobby there is the afterparty @ MAGENDOKTOR with special DJ guest Lord Pusswhip.


Broken Dimanche

Mareschstraße 1

12055 Berlin



Press Release WAIDWML (pdf)

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson “What am I Doing with My Life?”

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson’s performance is part rap, part stand-up routine, part concert on the topics of health, medicine and death. The performance on tour is conceived itself as a medical intervention of sorts acupuncturing cities with local collaborations. Styrmir is the doctor, the local curator is the surgeon, the guest artist is the nurse and the musician is the anesthetist. The musical recordings will make up an album depending on the prognosis. Styrmir describes himself as a practitioner of the chameleon style. This being a storyteller, a performer, a singer, an object maker, an illustrator, a mutant with the love for the absurd.

The prototype of his performance took place in Riga 2016 during the Survival Kit Art Festival.

The tour includes the European cities of Vilnius, Berlin, Athens, Amsterdam as well as Warsaw, London, Paris, Riga, and Reykjavik.


Tour launches on 21 February, 2017

on the occasion of Užgavėnės | Shrovetide | Carnival


Nuagarduko 41





“Trust me, because I am a doctor!”<br />
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Earth Homing