Sigur Rós invite fans to join their Mystery Film Experiment

Sigur Rós invite fans to join their Mystery Film Experiment

Sigur Rós’ new UK and US top 10 album Valtari is out now on Parlophone / XL

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Last Edited by: Ffion Davies June 25th, 2012.

In the latest stage of their Mystery Film project, Sigur Rós are inviting film makers and video directors to create an original video for one of the tracks from their new album Valtari. In keeping with the band’s ‘Mystery Film Experiment’ concept, the brief is completely open for entrants to take inspiration from the world around them to devise and execute a masterpiece.
The winning video will receive an official place - alongside all the other creative artists and directors - in the Mystery Film Experiment pantheon showcased on the front page of Additionally, the winning film maker/director will receive a $5,000 cash prize.

For more information about the competition, and how to enter, visit:
“We never meant our music to come with a pre-programmed emotional response. We don’t want to tell anyone how to feel and what to take from it. With the films, we have literally no idea what the directors are going to come back with. None of them know what the others are doing, so hopefully it could be interesting.”
- Sigur Rós bassist, Georg Holm
So far, the series has included videos from Ragnar Kjartansson (for the track ‘Ég Anda’), Inga Birgisdóttir (for ‘Varúd’) and Alma Har’el (for Fjögur Píanó’)

WATCH // Ég Anda

Other film makers in the series include John Cameron Mitchell, director of ‘Hedwig & The Angry Inch’, ‘Shortbus’ and ‘Rabbit Hole’; and acclaimed American photographer Ryan McGinley; Arni & Kinski, the video makers behind some of the best-loved Sigur Rós clips; and Ramin Bahrani, described by US critical doyen Roger Ebert as “the director of the decade”. Films are being rolled out every couple of weeks throughout the summer in what will hopefully be a dizzying array of stylistic approaches and end results. By entering the competition fans get the chance to have their work exhibited alongside all the above and more.

This unique opportunity is presented by Talenthouse, the artistic home for creative collaboration. The organization is a community for artists and creatives to collaborate on unique projects with leading artists and brands, share their work and grow their influence. Talenthouse embraces artists at every level of their career.

Visit to find out more.

Sigur Rós’ new UK and US top 10 album Valtari is out now on Parlophone / XL.

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