ARTISTS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS 2017
If the Sky Falls 2012 - present (first made for the Whitechapel Gallery) is a walk by the artist that is specific to each location where the performance is held. Leading from one place to another, a trail of smoke is left behind as if drawing within space. The work is a marking of time and place that is both physical and immaterial, social and spatial, attempting to highlight an always shifting present that cannot be held down, finally existing only in the memory of those who experience it.
Molly MacLellan is working with abstract sculpture in a post minimalist tendency, relying on the natural qualities of the materials . She is negotiating a figure ground relationship in her sculptures that she has held on to from her figurative painting background, aiming distribute equal authority to ground and figure and ground claims a space for figure to exist.Go to link
Fura is a musical collective founded by Björt Sigfinnsdóttir. Together with Hallur Jónsson, Janus Rasmussen and visual artists Hilmar Guðjónsson and Rasmus Ottesen Stride they strive to break down the boundaries between music and other art forms, creating an over all experience, playing with multiple senses at any given time.Go to link
Emma Strebel makes sculptures and installations with natural materials such as light and ice. She uses these materials as a way to capture moments and meditate on the passing of time.Go to link
Jan Philip Scheibe is a German performance and light artist. The artistic work of Scheibe is basically characterized by installations and performances in the public urban area and in the open landscape – often linked to light. His interventions at selected sites performed with unusual materials and methods, reveal the hidden.Go to link
Nikolas Grabar is a Slovene self taught photographer with passion for nature, macro, night, light painting, lichen & time lapse photography.
Rachel Guardiola is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in natural history preservation. Her practice investigates the intersection of art, science, and human curiosity to seek the unknown through lens based technology.Go to link
Rina Rosenqvist is a contemporary dance artist. She strives to make her work not only a kinaesthetic experience through the moving body but considering the relation to sound, light and surroundings in her choreographies. Photo credit: Emil ReiertsenGo to link
Ruta Palionyte works with light as a medium and a subject. As a meaning of curating spaces and objects light becomes capable of creating an atmosphere that mediates and constructs the observer’s experience.Go to link
Lucy Jane Turpin (South Africa) and Patricia Farrelly ( Ireland/ Scotland) are a collaborative pairing. In the work 'Walking Seyðisfjörður' participants will journey Seydisfjordur through spoken and written word, lead blind by a digressing and diverging narrative that renders darkness through memory and reimagining.
Sean Patrick O’Brien was born in 1985 in Hermosa Beach, CA shortly thereafter moving with his family to the coast of Maine. He is currently an artist in residence at HEIMA collective.Go to link
Flat Earth Film Festival is screening over 40 international films from the 20th until the 26th. It is a sister project of List í Ljósi born from a weekly cinema club started by Arndis Yr Hansdottir and Austin Thomasson in the town of Seyðisfjörður. The festival aims to bring to life the sprit of movie-going, sharing films with one another with each day offering a new and unique immersive experience in the cinema. Free to the public. Popcorn included with admission.
Leading up to the festival, artists Hrafnhildur Gissurardóttir and Laura Tack, who are currently living and working in Seydisfjordur, worked around the concept of Light and Darkness with the children studying in Grunnskóli Seyðisfjarðar. See the exhibition of their work from 19:30 on Friday 24th February at the Market. Presented by Skaftfell Center for Visual ArtGo to link
Join us outside the hospital at 19:00 on Friday 24th of February to welcome the light as the local school and kindergarten release lanterns* into the sky. *environmentally-friendly lanterns!