Directed by: Árni Vihjálmsson and Rough Cult
Production: Rough Cult
Sound recording: Hlín Arnþórsdóttir
Animation: Ingi Kristján Sigurmarsson
Music: Konsulat
Sound mixing: Kári Sigurðsson
Translation: Fríða Þorkelsdóttir

Design of the awards and art direction of the project:
Adrian Freyr Rodriguez and Narfi Þorsteinsson

Cliant: VFÍ (The Engeneering Assosiation of Iceland)

Special thanks to: i.Materialise, Jón Helgi Hólmgeirssoni, EY-Studio, Icelandic Sculptors Society, Verkvinnslan Granda and
Áburðarverksmiðjan in Gufunes.

Teningurinn or The Cube is a new annual award handed out by the Association of Chartered Engineers in Iceland (VFÍ). The aim of the awards is to draw attention to well-developed and interesting projects in the field of engineering in Iceland.

Teningurinn was designed by Adrian Freyr Rodriguez, engineer and designer and Narfi Þorsteinsson, artist and graphic designer. In the design process, they looked at the period when the engineering discipline first came to Iceland around 1920 and wanted to reflect that in the art history with reference to constructivism. Icelandic artists such as Gerður Helgadóttir gave them great inspiration. According to the constructivists, art was meant to reflect modern industry and thus make use of the technology that was accessible at any given time. The design and production of Teningurinn utilized 3D drawing, 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC machining - (something that could not have been used easily ten years ago). The design is based on thirteen cubes that all support each other and revolve around the formula of Theodorus (Theodorus spiral), a 6th-century Greek mathematician. Their goal was to design an object that would be mathematically interesting as a formula would be used to create a shape or geometry..

Photos by Na Rfi

Animation by Ingi Kristján Sigmarsson

Animation by Ingi Kristján Sigmarsson

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