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 an artist residency at their outstanding studios and creative space based in Stavanger. Working alongside SICC Productions, a call for artists based in the North of England and Scotland will open in July, inviting an artist to explore the cultural ties and stories that connect the countries.
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.
Ærø by Jon Worth (Ærø)
Stavanger by dconvertini (Stavanger)