Frontiers of Solitude: Artists presentation and panel discussion

The Icelandic part of the international collaboration project Frontiers of Solitude is currently ongoing.

A group of artists is on an expedition through Iceland and visiting various locations in South, East and North of Iceland where the untapped sources of renewable energy water, steam, and wind as well as the impacts of hydro- and geothermal power plants on the landscape and on local micro-economies, can be observed. Participating artists met with experts from other disciplines and were introduced to ecological, political and socioeconomic aspects of the sites visited, including Sklanes, Hsey, Krahnjka dam and Alcoa Fjaral.

Participants in the project are Pavel Mrkus and Diana Winklerova from Czech Republic, Greg Pope and Ivar Smedstad from Norway and Icelandic artists Karlotta Blöndal and Finnur Arnar Finnsson. Expedition leader is Julia Martin and documentarist Lisa Paland.

On Monday August 17 the artists will show observations and reflections from the expedition in Herubreid Community Centre in Seyisfjrur.

The event is open to all.

Frontiers of Solitude is a joint initiative of the Školská 28 Gallery (Deai/setkani), the Atelier Nord, and Skaftfell – Center for Visual Art, and is supported by grant from Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway through the EEA grants for Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Arts.