FOSS presents four recently published editions at the event “On Site” at Skaftfell gallery. The editions represent a range of artistic expressions and formats however all developed under the influence of “the hand” of circumstances; local natural phenomena, ephemeral occurrences, historical events and social aspects. Foss, is established in Seyðisfjörður in 2016 by artists Linus Lohmann and Litten Nystrøm, publishes limited editions of printed- and non printed matter by international artists. The first of three “Seydisfjördur Editions” co-published with Widowed Swan; Sunnudagur, 29. september 1912 is a collaboration between Norwegian artist Arild Tveito and Scottish writer, curator and director of Widowed […]
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The exhibition highlights the major changes and advances that communication technology has entailed. Overload of information and increasingly fast-paced communication in the present time provokes ideas about the submarine cable – the cord that carried telephone communication for the first time in Iceland over a century ago and was connected to land in Seyðisfjörður. When words fly, propelled by electricity, distance is relative between those who speak over the telephone or write telegraphs and facilitates much quicker their message than we are used to, with this many things that were impossible or to hard, will be much easier. […] Telegraphs […]