Artist Talk: Eva Beierheimer & Samuel Brzeski

Tuesday, October 12, 16:30 – 17:30 in Herðubreið

Our next artist talk is on Tuesday Oct 12, from 16:30-17:30 in Herðubreið, and everyone is welcome. Skaftfell’s current residency artists Eva Beierheimer (AT/SE) and Samuel Brzeski (UK/NO) will present their artistic practices and talk about their work in Seyðisfjörður. The event is free, and we have coffee and biscuits.
Eva Beierheimer is an Austrian artist living and working in Sweden since 2007. She studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna and at Kungl. Konsthögskolan in Stockholm. In 2004 she was an exchange student at Listaháskóli Íslands.
Eva works in various disciplines such as installation, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, painting and media art. Her approach is often site and context specific, using existing structures as points of departure for sculptural installations and two dimensional abstract works. She also integrates text fragments and singular characters, exploring their active role in the artwork. In recent years public artworks became a main focus in her work which allows the work to interact with a wider audience outside the white cube of the exhibition space. Her first unofficial public work was created 2004 in Iceland together with the Austrian artist Judith Revers and it still exists today. During her stay at Skaftfell Eva plans to explore the surroundings by hiking. Her aim is to collect horizon lines, which will become the starting point for new sculptural and graphic works.
Samuel Brzeski (1988, London) works between the fields of writing and art. His predominantly text-based practice elaborates on the place and presence of the emotive body within the postdigital swirl of language. This involves exploring the inherent malleability of language to create and/or question meaning, narrative and experience. Working primarily with acts of reading and vocal semantics, the works investigate how the emotional impacts of digital culture are manifested through literature, poetics, text and voice. Samuel lives and works in Bergen, Norway.