By Nastasya Tay & Yiannis Hadjiaslanis
Opening reception: 3 February 2015 | 19:00 | Listhus Gallery
4-10 February 2015| 17:00-20:00
There is a town in Northern Iceland - nestled between tunnels, black mountains and a listless tide - where, during skammdegi, you never see the sun. Midwinter brings its shortest days to Ólafsfjörður and its 800 inhabitants.
It is a place of silent snow and crestless sunrises, pastel restraint and near-endless nights, where darkness creeps into the brightest of spaces and lives.
The observance of short days offers glimpses of existence in this intersection of light and dark - in still photographs, words and audio soundscapes - from public locations to the most intimate spaces, a study of life during skammdegi, its celebrations and struggles.
Nastasya Tay is a writer and multimedia journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Yiannis Hadjiaslanis is an art photographer based in Athens, Greece.
Together, they form the extra-ordinary, a creative collaboration that seeks to change the lens through which people see the spaces and lives around them, where documentary meets art in the seeming everyday. (www.theextra-ordinary.com)
Students tour (04.02.2015)