Katrin Keller invited the citizens of Skagaströnd to celebrate unique memories by presenting to her a meaningful object from their home and to tell her its story. She worked daily at the Bjarmanes Coffeehouse, borrowing the objects to draw. These drawings and the stories are presented in an exhibition downstairs at the Bjarmanes Coffeehouse for one month. To complete this project, she hopes to create a book including all the stories and drawings.
All are welcome to come see “Pieces of Skagaströnd” Exhibition: 27 August – end of September 2017.
Mon – Wed: 11.30 – 18.00
Thu-Fri: 11.30 – 22.00
Sat: 14.00 – 22.00
Sun: 14.00 – 18.00
Katrin Keller based in Lucerne Switzerland graduated from the Lucerne School of Art and Design, from the Bachelor in Art and Interpretation and finished her studies in 2012, after completing the Master of Arts inFine Arts. Since then she has been working as an independent artist and arts facilitator. Katrin Keller’s work is predominantly context and site-specific and combines different media like drawing, video and objects in installations. katrinkeller.ch
Cassie Riger is a Los Angeles-based artist working on the history of moving pictures. While at NES, she created the performance MESHES, investigating the 1943 “Meshes of the Afternoon.” The performance was staged at the Plan-B Festival in Borgarnes and at the NES Open House, with the generous participation of the other NES artists in residence. You can learn more about her work at www.cassieriger.com
Samantha Canovas is a Brazilian artist, based in São Paulo, Brazil. Her textile work concerns with the exhaustion of materials, procedures and unveiling the matter. At NES she is mostly working with found materials and learning different methods of constructing fabrics. You can see more of her artwork on her website. www.samanthacanovas.com
Curt Bean has been working in the arts for 6 plus years. In that time he has shown across the United States, hailing from Denver, Colorado. His work ranges from conceptual visual art, traditional paintings, photography, and interactive performance installations. He founded the Art of War Project that serves the American veteran population with alternative resources such as art, yoga, and meditation. You can see his work at www.curtbeanart.com and view his AOW project at www.artofwarproject.com
Angelika Rauf graduated in 2014 from the University of Art in Braunschweig. After that, she became a master-student of Ayse Erkmen at the Münster Academy of Fine Arts. She engages herself in physical drawings, ceramics, casts, paper and sound.
During her stay at NES she wants to draw on her work Miura-Ori by using the technique of the making molds to reproduce nature and to transform it using the media of drawing and sculpture; to create a new surface through the transformation of the material, thus giving the viewer a feeling of an “extended surface”. Molds made of plaster and paper are intended to direct focus to the surface and thus to sharpen and enlarge the view. The imprints should not be a copy of the natural surface, but rather become an independent landscape/surface in order to initiate thinking processes which help to get another point of view and show something more than the mere visible surfaces.
Martyna Jastrzębska (1987) – multimedia artist, a graduate, and PhD candidate at Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, who works in the Intermedia department.
Martyna redefines contexts for symbols and objects present in common perception and works on the conception of identity and memory which set the direction of her former and present artistic activity.
Daniela Baumgaertl has worked as freelance scriptwriter since 2007. She’s written and co-written feature films, TV series and short films that premiered at festivals like Berlin International Film Festival (“Dígame – Tell me”) and won various prizes. “Enemies in Love” was nominated for Swiss Film Award 2013 (best feature, best actress, best actor). Daniela has received several scholarships.
Based in Berlin, she is currently developing TV shows and feature films for the German and international market. She’s a member of the European writers collective “Dirty Dozen”. www.daniela-baumgaertl.de