Sarah Thibault is an artist and writer based in San Francisco. At Nes she will be working on drawings inspired by the concept of hygge, or coziness. She will also be working essays about life in San Francisco, travel, female troubles and failed attempts at spirituality.
Born in Switzerland of Italian-Spanish parents, Vanessa has worked and lived in the US, Europe and China. A former digital marketer turned fiction writer, Vanessa is using her time at the NES residency to finish writing her second novel. Currently in draft mode, the story is set in the paranoid world of a Soviet ballet company ca. 1960 with temporal excursions into imperial Russia and Stalin-era Kazakhstan. To read some excerpts from this and other work, visit vanessafabiano.com Instagram: vanessarubriafabiano
Vanessa is represented by Marion Duvert at the Clegg Agency in NYC.
Claudio Sodi is a mexican artist that analyzes the relationship between landscape and the human body.
Mainly through film, he creates abstract minimalistic work that reminds the importance of understanding our ways of seeing and living nature.
He lives and works in Mexico City
Having initially trained as an illustrator at Falmouth University,
Cornwall in 2004, Rebecca Howard has worked as both an illustrator and Artist for publishers, galleries and individuals since. Commissioned through galleries, her work has sold into private collections across the breadth of the UK and America.
Her work is inspired by the bold naïve painters of the Cornish
collectives, where she studied. Rebecca creates images that are
memories of places, part imagined, part remembered.
The paintings always include expanded views of places which can’t be replicated by taking a photograph. Rebecca loves colour and always aim to create pieces to improve the viewers mood. http://www.rebecca-howard.co.uk/
Hannes Giger ‘s current compositions in process are for a double bass solo. Giger is working on double bass techniques weaving percussive elements into the more traditional way of playing.
Giger is collaborating, long distance with a hang drummer and short distance with local or NES artists.
Remaining time will be spent researching stories of local music in Skagaströnd and on installation, processing recent events through found objects, text and color lines.
Robyn Jordaan, is a New Zealand based performance artist,
dancer and film-maker. She works with dance, sculpture and film to offer up a visceral array of concept exploration, including body somatics and absurdist theatre.
Driven by contemporary literature; creating comedic-horror type unstructured narratives, contrasting starkly with our current regime – a technocratic society where human nature seamlessly follows a prescribed outline. Whilst at Nes in Skagaströnd Jordaan will Look at themes around climate, grief and universal language, and hopes for her performances to be temporal but experientially permanent.
Nick Atkins is an Australian playwright and theatre maker. He has worked across dramatic and contemporary performance forms consistently picking away at themes of mythology, Queer identify and collectivism.
While at Nes, Nick is working on a draft of a new play. His new work follows the story of two couples as they become implicated in the sudden and unexpected death of a man with seemingly no friends or family. Their efforts will entangle one another in a conflict that considers how far we will we compromise our ethics in order to leave behind a legacy. http://feedthewhale.com/