Composer and artist Nathan Hall will transform the house Brekka (Austurvegur 44b) into an installation called FOSSHÚS. The three floors will have sound and visual works that can be discovered. Works include underwater recordings, musical graphic scores, watercolors, and video performances. Works have all been made in the last two months while on residency at Skaftfell. They are inspired by Dvergasteinn, Buðaráfoss, Steinasafn Petru, and the recent passing of the artist’s grandmother. The house will be quite dark; only a few people are allowed in at one time for safety, and for keeping the sound works audible to experience. There will […]
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Iceland’s economy is becoming more and more dependent on tourism, a growing industry that offers the country’s natural wonders as attractions to be consumed. In this context it seems hard to see these places and phenomena as “pure nature” any longer. Business thinking has creeped into the experiencing of natural wonders, and their locations suffer due to increased visitor numbers and lack of conservatory measures or funding. This ambivalence between the exploitation and the protection of a nature that is regarded as natural resource or “asset” is currently highlighted by the rapid developments in the tourism sector, but it also […]