HerÃ°ubreiÃ° – community center /Â Reaction Intermediate
[ Opening hours : Monday-Thursday 16:00-18:00 and when HerÃ°ubreiÃ° 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 HerÃ°ubreiÃ° Â community center, untill August 31
The idea behind Trying to teach Icelandic while living in Germany was born during Jens first residence in SeyÃ°isfjÃ¶rÃ°ur in September 2010. ItÂs 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 peopleÂs relation to their mother tongue and therefore will be completely understandable only for IcelandersÂ .
Jens Reichert (born 1967) lives in Freiburg, Germany. He will be staying for the month of August at the dreamhouse in NorÃ°urgata /Skaftfell, as an artist in residence. Jens works in the fields of sculpture, installation, painting, photography and acoustics.