Ólafsfjörður: January 2-31, 2017

Why do the ducks not fly south?

This project was made during my residency in Ólafsfjörður in north Iceland and exhibited at the Skammdegi mid-winter festival from January 26-29, 2017. . The site-specific component was a 25-minute documentary walk through a number of locations and around the town. This ended at one of the venues with a video installation called: I’ll take my suns where I can find them. 

I am now in the process of making an interactive online version that people can experience in a different way.

Read more about this project here.

A few images from Ólafsfjörður:

 

 

 

This is a kind of chronicle of my month-long residency at Listhus: Ólafsfjörður, North Iceland. Rather, it’s thoughts, observations and images that will lead to a project at the end.

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Day 1: The rescue centre

 

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Day 2: Why do the ducks not fly south?

 

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Day 3: The group saves the herring, the group dooms the herring.

 

img_8348Day 4: The wind will have it’s way

 

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Day 5: The ravens have arthritis

 

img_8400Day 6: Under the ice

 

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Day 7: Christmas tree relocation

 

img_8522Day 8: Defined by the weather

 

img_8550Day 9: Of principals and poetry

 

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Day 10: Natural History

 

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Day 11: Cartographies

 

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Day 12: fried chicken Fridays & pissing in the snow

 

IMG_8830Day 13: Fish like tap water

 

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Day 14: temporarily taking leave of the mountains

 

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Day 15: The sun rises and the sun sets. And also, there are Geodesic Domes.

 

IMG_8969Day 16: Hegelian dialectics

 

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Day 17: folk songs sung by children

 

IMG_9033Day 18: lights that look like something else

 

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Day 19: The walking path

 

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Day 20: A day of few interactions and no events

 

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Day 21-22: The ice is melting

 

Screen Shot 2017-01-24 at 5.40.56 pmDay 23: manufactured suns

 

IMG_9137Day 24: Icelandic buffet

 

IMG_9190Day 25-28: Skammdegi

 

IMG_9385Day 29: Final Day

 

 

 

Video Documentation of Skammdegi Festival by Alice Liu