"Who are living on the mountains?" Fran said, "I heard that some special people..." Under Fran Ng leading, children enjoyed to create their own trolls.
This was the first time, Listhus host a children workshop. And next month, there will be a dance workshop for kids. Details will be announced very soon.
Fran Ng is an artist from Philippines and she is our internship this summer.
More about Fran here.
Objectives and missions:
Exhibition venue: Menningar Tjarnarborg
25. 07 | 18:00-20:00 open reception with reading session
26-27. 07 | 14:00-17:00
28-29. 07 | 16:00-18:00
Face to face walks with artist Julie Seiller
Julies Seiller is a musician singer and performer from France. She is one of Listhus residency artist staying from June 19 to July 7 in 2014. She brings this idea that has practiced in France called champignon ne sait pas que feuille colle à lui
The rules are:
These walks and records are finally used to create a musical performance about landscape and utopia.
More about Julie and her music here:
Julie will first meet you by having a coffee or tea before walking together.
Interested parties, please send us a message on Facebook or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for the appointment.
Artist Talk by Bettina Forget
An Icelander on the Moon
The Story of the World's First
Science Fiction Book
13. 06. 2014 (Friday) | 20:00
Who wrote the first fiction book?
Is it Isaac Asimov? H. G. Wells? Jules Verne?
Actually, the first ever science fiction book is titled "Somnium" and was written 400 years ago by the German astronomer Johannes Kepler. It describes a fantastic voyage to the Moon, its inhabitants, its landscape, and the Solar System’s celestial motion.
A little-known fact is that the book's main characters are Icelandic, and that much of the story takes place in Iceland. Artist Bettina Forget has created a series of prints and paintings based on Somnium, and she will spend the month of June in Ólafsfjörður gathering research for her project of a sequel to this iconic book. During her stay in Listhùs she will give an artist's talk about how the first science fiction book came to be, present examples of her work based on the book, and outline the new project that she is working on.
About the Artist:
Bettina Forget is a visual artist and gallery owner living and working in Montreal, Canada. Born in Germany, she has studied art at Central St-Martins School of Art in London, England, at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, and at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Forget’s paintings and print work focuses on the subject of astronomy, establishing a link between art and science, and her most recent video work explores semantic tension and personal narrative. Her works have been exhibited internationally, and her works are in collections in Singapore, Great Britain, Germany, Nicaragua, Australia, the USA, and Canada.
26. 04. 2014 (Saturday) | 14:30-17:00
Residency artists: Ksenia SIC (France) | Saoirse Higgins (Ireland)
Artist talk | 15:00-16:00
Listhus resident Saoirse Higgins + collaborating artist Lili Chin in US.
For this talk Saoirse will present some of her past work and the project that she is exploring at the residency. Her collaborator on this project, artist Lili Chin, will Skype in from New York for this talk. Saoirse and Lili are developing a project looking at man’s relationship with nature, both good and bad. In particular, how man mediates nature, using technology.
Saoirse (see-er-ssha) is an artist from Dublin, Ireland living in Manchester. She is interested in revealing some of the connections between our vision of the world we live in, our expectations for the future and the technology we use to help us with this. She explores the contested spaces of man-machine, man-nature, micro-macro. Her work is process-driven and has a scientifically influenced, playful approach. Saoirse has shown work at the Thessaloniki Biennale, Science gallery, Dublin; Montreal Film and New media festival; Transmediale, Berlin; Siggraph, New Orleans; Exit Art and Location One gallery, New York. She has held residences at Swatch Peace Art Hotel, Shanghai, e-Mobilart Lab, Disonancias in Spain, Location1 gallery in New York and the Banff Centre for the Arts. She is a member of the international artist group ‘The Grafting Parlour’.
project blog: http://fieldnotesiceland.tumblr.com/
1 & 2 February 2014