April 13, 2011 § Leave a comment
I extended my stay in Iceland for another week and promptly got sick after I invited my friend Hilde for a long week-end of Icelandic adventures. Sadly I was in bed most of the time but before I got too sick to move we explored a bit. We attended the elusive Elf School tucked away in the outskirts of Reykjavik. I must confess I was disappointed everything our chatty guide told us were tidbits of lore about hidden people encounters I had already gleamed off of my sampling of Icelandic and Norse mythology. He did make us lovely home-made waffles and coffee and was clearly passionate about his life’s work. We stayed in the center of town in Apartment k’s budget studio which was lovely. I am full of new ideas of how to continue to evolve this project and am very excited to return this summer. These last pictures are a small collection of images that for me captured the small touches that made Reykjavik so charming to me like the shape of a coffee cup, heart shaped waffles, a painting of a small boy crying to symbolize a bathroom, the glowing quality of the Blue Lagoon and how a simple add looks epic to me.
April 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
As It turns out, I got here just in time to also attend Sequences, a festival dedicated to performance art. I have been only able to attend some of the performances and find the remains of others but I have been blown away at the high caliber of work. It is exciting to see such focus on performance work, being that it is at times, dismissed and often misunderstood. Some of the artists I able to see perform were: Nils Bech and Bendik Giske at Bakkus, Bristol Ninja Cava Crew, Rakel McMahon,Meeting Valery Smith,Orn Alexander Amundsson,Disablot, and Intrum Justitia at Grandagaroi 16.