Public Tour and Film Screening

March 14, 2015, 2:00PM - 5:00PM

20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15-207, Cambridge MA 02139

Join Curatorial Fellow Jeff De Blois for a guided exhibition tour followed by screening of three short films, hand-selected by artist Katrín Sigurdardóttir and architectural historian Pétur K. Ármannsson in conjunction with the exhibition Katrín Sigurdardóttir: Drawing Apart.

2-3 pm: Guided tour of Katrín Sigurdardóttir: Drawing Apart

3 pm: Film Screenings (Bartos Theater, E15 Lower Level)


Iceland–Steppingstone between the Old and the New Worlds, dir. Vigfús Sigurgeirsson,1939. 16mm film to DVD, color, sound, 17 min.

The first color film made in Iceland by an Icelandic director, Iceland–Steppingstone between the Old and the New Worlds was produced for the New York World’s Fair in 1939 as an introduction to Icelandic culture.

Untitled, dir. Samuel Kadorian, 1944. 16mm film to DVD, color, silent, 30 min.

Directed by Samuel Kadorian, an American soldier and photographer stationed in Iceland during World War II, this untitled documentary captures scenes of everyday life in Iceland at that time. The List will screen a newly edited version of the film.

Days of Destruction, dir. Páll Steingrímsson, 1973. 16mm film to DVD, color, sound, 27 min.

A film about the 1973 eruption of the volcano Eldfell on the Icelandic island of Heimaey—which translates literally as “Home Island”—and its catastrophic effects on the inhabitants of a nearby fishing village.  

With special thanks to Erlendur Sveinsson, Director of the National Film Archive of Iceland, and Ernst Kettler.

For more information, contact:

Mark Linga
[617] 253-4680

  • Katrín Sigurdardóttir
    Unbuilt 8–Carl Olsen Residence, Túngata 14–Architect Einar Erlendsson, 1929, 2014
    Edition of 3 + a/p
    Courtesy the Artist and Meessen De Clercq, Brussels