This Icelandic documentary follows seven young artists over a two-year period. They are finding their place both at home and abroad and interconnecting with each other in various ways. Steypa gives insight into the work process and attitude of this generation, showing how ideas are born and subsequently formed into art.


Asmundur pours Pepsi into Fanta bottles, Gabriela kneads dough and smears it on the face, Margret is enchanted by gaskets in a rubber store, Huginn has his hair cut off and turned into a wig, Unnar rummages for plant cutting in a home for the elderly, The Icelandic Love Corparation recreates Van Gogh's Starry Night in liquorice and Katrín builds a small model of a house only to throw it off a bigger one. This is an enlightening insight into the wealth of Icelandic contemporary art.

About the film

  • Type: Documentary
  • National Premiere Date: October 3, 2007
  • Length: 67 min. 18 sec.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Steypa
  • International Title: Steypa
  • Production Year: 2007
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Steypa
  • Website:
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: Mini DV
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Stereo


Company Credits


  • Nordox 2009, Bejing, 2009


  • LoFi Productions, 2007 - DVD

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