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.
Day 1: The rescue centre
Day 2: Why do the ducks not fly south?
Day 3: The group saves the herring, the group dooms the herring.
Day 5: The ravens have arthritis
Day 7: Christmas tree relocation
Day 10: Natural History
Day 11: Cartographies
Day 12: fried chicken Fridays & pissing in the snow
Day 14: temporarily taking leave of the mountains
Day 15: The sun rises and the sun sets. And also, there are Geodesic Domes.
Day 17: folk songs sung by children
Day 19: The walking path
Day 20: A day of few interactions and no events
Day 21-22: The ice is melting
Video Documentation of Skammdegi Festival by Alice Liu