Artist Residencies · creation & developement 2014-15

…parts of myself pt3…

Aquarian Audio is sending me a Hydraphone! For use during my residency in Laugarvatn.

Oh yeah, did I mention the artist residency ??! The Gullkistan residency is located in Laugarvatn, a small school village some 90 km east of Reykjavík. It is in an agricultural area, close to some of the most popular touristic sites of Iceland and close to the
highlands. The village of Laugarvatn has 250 inhabitants.

Lovely shot looking over the lake. From the Gullkistan brochure.
Lovely shot looking over the lake. From the Gullkistan brochure.

 

A large part of my interest in a residency at Gullkistan is to collect sounds from various bodies of water around Laugarvatn as well as Jökulsárlón.
I need to seriously study Icelandic! Part of the residency will involve a small exhibit of work created during my stay plus, I intend to ship certain pieces ahead that I feel resonate with the work ahead of me.

map showing distance from Reykjavik to Laugarvatn HIKING!
map showing distance from Reykjavik to Laugarvatn
HIKING!

Thinking too that I might build a garbage-can kiln the first week of the residency so bisque work, Obvara and dried kelp and moss firings can take place! Speaking of Obvara… I have a batch that’s been sitting for the past 2 days- growing into what I am sure is a super sour dough! 🙂 Tomorrow I plan to fire up a piece I sculpted some time ago to Bisque and dunk away! I will post images of what happens. Maybe I will document the entire ordeal.

Meanwhile, here’s a pic from my last Iceland adventure. Troll mouth. Somewhere along the western shores.

troll
someone stayed out to long and turned to stone! Barnacle teeth n’all!

 

4 thoughts on “…parts of myself pt3…

    1. Hey Steve! A little over a month! My exact dates are still to be confirmed (pending) this other residency that might happen (fingers crossed, would be quite an opportunity, but who knows…) anyways! YES! Also, DIVING. SCUBA. DIVING in Iceland!
      Head just exploded from excitement.

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