10.08-31.08, 2012
Herðubreið – community center / Reaction Intermediate

[ Opening hours : Monday-Thursday 16:00-18:00 and when Herðubreið is open for various events. ]

Friday, August 10, at 15.30. at Skaftfell Main Gallery, Jens Reichert will present his artwork and his newest piece, publicly installed audio work Trying to teach Icelandic while living in Germany. The work is exhibited at Herðubreið – community center, untill August 31


The idea behind Trying to teach Icelandic while living in Germany was born during Jens first residence in Seyðisfjörður in September 2010. It’s the complement of the artwork Trying to teach German while on residency in Iceland which he was working on at that time.

In this piece the artist is interested in the discrepancy between sound i.e. pronunciation and meaning of words and language. The work is about people’s relation to their mother tongue and therefore will be completely understandable only for Icelanders….

Jens Reichert (born 1967) lives in Freiburg, Germany. He will be staying for the month of August at the dreamhouse in Norðurgata /Skaftfell, as an artist in residence. Jens works in the fields of sculpture, installation, painting, photography and acoustics.