Í dag héldum við stutt námskeið í ljósmyndun í listamiðstöðinni. Leiðbeinandi var Yunji Park frá Koreu. Yunji bað krakkana að taka sjálfsmyndir án þess þó að taka myndir af sjálfum sér. Niðurstöðurnar getið þið séð í myndbandinu hér fyrir neðan.
Today we had a short photography class at Nes Artist Residency. Yunji Park from Korea sent the kids out to take self portraits without taking pictures of themselves.
This is what Yunji had to say about the class: “It is a project regarding of the visual medium which is photography to speak through images as a language. The theme ‘self-portrait without themselves’ given to the kids is to see inside and outside of themselves by observing their environment through their eyes and to show it through the photography of their own moments.”
Every day there is something interesting going on in Skagaströnd. The weather is one of the strangest things here. The summer is supposed to be here, all the right signs are present, the sun is high in the sky, the day is long and the grass is green, but it is cold. This morning the green grass was covered with snow, which, by the way disappeared when the sun could find time to look down at us.
School is out
The primary school finished for the summer today and the kids are literally freaking out.
Do you know what they want to do now? Play?
Wrong, most of them want to work so they can save some money to buy things and do whatever they want to do.
The eruption is over. Everyone was very exited about the volcanic eruption in the Vatnajökull Glacier on the southeast part of our country. It’s really big and magnificent. No one has been able to see it, only the high ash plume. The ash is mainly falling in the area south of the glacier but the wind carries it to Scotland, Ireland, England, Scandinavia, Germany and Spain. However we have had no ash here in Skagaströnd, sorry to say …
Nes listamiðstöð bauð í vikunni krökkum á Skagaströnd upp á námskeið í skapandi list. Leiðbeinandi var Kendra Walker, kanadísk listakona, búsett í París.
Námskeiðið var utan dyra og valdi hún því stað á planinu við við gömlu rækjuvinnsluna. Það var í því fólgið að teikna það sem krakkarnir vildu sjá úti sjóndeildarhringinn.
Þeir fengu krítar í nokkrum litum og hófust svo handa við að teikna.
Eins og sjá má á myndunum hafa krakkarnir ansi frjótt ímyndunarafl. Meira að segja þeir sem ekki vildu teikna tóku þátt með því að teikna með hjólunum … Kendra lét þá lita dekkin og krakkarnir hjóluðu um planið og „skrensuðu“ svo úr urðu einhvers konar afstrakt myndir.
Six artists are staying at Nes Artist Residency during the month of May. They come from Canada, Germany, Ireland, Korea and USA. In June we are expecting nine artists, we still have two spaces available in June so please apply if you want to join us this summer.
Spring has arrived here on the north coast of Iceland and summer is just around the corner. The town of Skagaströnd has only 550 inhabitants and is there for very tranquil and peaceful and provides the optimum surroundings for working on your art.
You will find plenty of things that will inspire you and heighten your creativity in the surroundings of the Nes artist residency.