Jez Dolan, a UK based artist has been invited by Einkofi Productions to visit Reykjavik, Iceland. Questioning how cultural heritage has left out queer culture and stories, and how this has affected the construction of gay identities.
Stavanger artist, Marie von Krogh has been invited by SAMSKAB to ÆRØ for her NATUR residency exploring the life and culture of the offshore oil workers in Denmark and look at the ties between those in Norway and the stories that link them across the North Atlantic.
Project partner ELEFANT is set to host award winning artist, Naomi Kashiwagi who will be investigating the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound in Stavanger, Norway. The artist will be creating a new sound work and devised performance from one of the worlds largest private collection of recorded sound and music.
Photo by John Tan.
Icelandic artist and composer Dodda Maggy will work in England drawing on a series of ancient legends alongside more recent contrivances that highlight how our creation of mythos has shifted from the supernatural threats of the deep to the man-made threats of “the other”.
Eyvind Gulbrandsen, a Danish based composer has been selected by SICC Productions to visit Banffshire and Aberdeenshire in the North East of Scotland. He will be tracing the roots of the many Danish and Norwegian people who sought refuge in the area during WWII.