Speech given at the 2017 Graduation of LHÍ (Iceland Academy of the Arts), Harpa, Reykjavik, June 10th 2017
Dicks Pick Dicks
Hallgrímur Helgason on Icelandic politics, in Icelandic, in a video article for stundin.is, 13 September 2016.
Refugees? Viking Chant!
Hallgrímur Helgason on Icelandic politics, in Icelandic, in a video article for stundin.is, 12 October 2016.
Recycling Trash & Trashing Recycling
Hallgrímur Helgason on Icelandic politics, in Icelandic, in a video article for stundin.is, 26 October 2016.
Who is the Nation?
A speech in verse, at a protest meeting, demanding a new constitution for Iceland, Ingólfstorg, Reykjavík, 9 February 2013.
Iceland our Land
A spin-off of the famous patriotic poem “Ísland er land þitt” done in the days following the economical collapse of 2008. Performed on Egill Helgason’s TV show Kiljan, a literary program, 19 November 2008.
This Swedish Guy is More Icelandic than the Icelanders
Helgason on the success of the Icelandic soccer team and its Swedish trainer, in German, Die Welt, 28 June 2016.
The Magic Mix: Icelandic Heart & Swedish Brain
Helgason on the success of the Icelandic soccer team and its Swedish trainer, Kvennabladid, 27 June 2016.
Why is Iceland so Corrupt?
Article in German, about the Panama Papers Scandal and Iceland. Die Welt, 9 April 2016.
- 600 Silver Lions: How Iceland was Betrayed, Again
Helgason on the Panama Papers Scandal. Reykjavik Grapevine, 10 April, 2016.
The Magnificent 7%
Making the Case for Art in the Time of Need
“I’m sorry, but I don’t want to start some art-fascist movement here, but when art is under attack we have to take to our weapons, the ones that are mightier than the sword or the gun. So instead of looking at me like an art-fascist I ask you to look at me like a lawyer, making the case for art in the time of need.”
Reykjavik Grapevine, 11 August, 2014.
- “An Ice Evening” at the Europa Restaurant & Bar
An article in verse, about the Euro-Crisis, written for the Literature Festival in Berlin. Written in English, here published in the Reykjavik Grapevine, 26 February, 2013.