In collaboration with the National Trust in Formby, SICC Productions invite Icelandic artist Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir to explore a common theme of Changing Landscapes. Halla aims to research the ecological history of Formby Beach and the surrounding areas, and from that create an original eco-soundscape that will premier early spring 2020.
Project partner ELEFANT is hosting award winning artist, David Henckel 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.
In August 2019, SICC Production will be hosting Norwegian writer Nick Hegreberg for his first NATUR residency. Nick, who is based in Stavanger, will be collaborating with GIFT Festival in Gateshead exploring the historical connection between South Norway and the North East of England using his own experience as growing up as a child in Newcastle and the North East.
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.
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.
Chris Paul Daniels, a UK based artist, has been invited by Einkofi Production to Iceland to uncover the story of UK Merchant Pike Ward, his travels and life in Iceland at the turn of the 19th Century. This residency is a collaboration between NATUR, Katherine Findlay representing Devon Archives and National Museum of Iceland.
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”.
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.