Artists in Residence – Silke Janssen

Silke Janssen, Hamburg based, is happy to be in Skagaströnd for one month. She works with paper-yarn, paper and photography.

In the NES studio Silke is working with objects which belong to Iceland (fishing nets, horsehair or Icelandic free newspaper), which she finds at the beach and combines these in different ways with paper making.

She tries to use old craft techniques, which also were common in Iceland; like band weaving or the spindle.  The work of Silke is very minimalistic. The experience at Nes is an opportunity for developing works in progress.