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Artist in Residence – Ada Pilar Cruz

I am in Iceland again working for one month in a large studio at the edge of a fjord in an isolated town.

Walking every day, breathing deeply, taking in my surroundings, and marveling at the continuously changing sky and water and shore I take photographs and gather seaweed because it is in abundance and I go to the studio.

 I shape the seaweed, predominantly kelp,  and hang it to dry; make drawings and paintings of it or print it.  I am also making paper with it.

I hang these things on the wall behind the table where I work and I look at it, consider it, and watch how it changes, or how I make changes with this material.

The seaweed texture seems to be an imprint of the ripples of the water and be the texture of the clouds. When dried, the once wet material forms into unusual shapes of translucent colors.  It is amazing.

You can find out more about Ada and her work on her website and Instagram page  http://www.adapilarcruz.com/. https://www.instagram.com/adapilarcruz/

Writer in Residence – Coline Marescaux

“ I believe that my relationship to poetry is animated by three energies which complete and nourish each other: a call from Childhood, the vertigo of a dialogue with the Unknown, language and body seeking together the infinite conjugation of Love. ”
 
Coline Marescaux defines herself as a poetic researcher.
She explores and creates singular poetic forms, that fit the spaces and the audiences it is addressed. 
 
She is currently working on the idea of a Poetic Body. Focus is placed on the spaces where poems resonate to create sensations, awake memories, and connect with people. 
 
The Poetic Body is a search, a quest for a link between the poem’s body and the spectator. 
 
Coline Marescaux seeks the reflection and the echo of her words in the Icelandic landscapes. She explores an unknown and fertile ground in which her poems could find a way. 
 
She is currently writing her first collection and her next show: Oh feu ma terre! (Oh my fire land!)

Artist in Residence – Emilia Stromeyer

Growing up with artists in my family, I have always been connected to art. However, I decided to pursue a career in marketing and public relations at first and paint on the side. The pandemic forced me to go inward and fostered some drastic changes in my life: I quit my job, moved from Germany to Southern France, and started focusing on my creative work again.

Painting to me means exploring and being playful, it’s a great instrument to access the subconscious mind and to get in touch with emotions.

My time at NES made it clear to me that I want to focus on creative expression and its healing power professionally and helped me strengthen my decision to change my field of work and become an art therapist.

You can see more of Emilia’s work on her Instagram page. https://www.instagram.com/emiliabohemia/ 

Composer in Residence – Katharina Roth

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During NES I’m working on a commissioned ensemble piece for the Austrian Ensemble reconsil (ob, clar, tromb, pno, vl, vla, vcl).
Furthermore, I’m collaborating with Tobias Leibetseder on a work for piano and electronics, where Tobias and I will perform ourselves.

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Katharina-Roth_-©-Leonhard-Angerer
You can see more of Katharina’s work on her website https://www.katharina-roth.com/

Artist in Residence – Åsa Båve

“In my practice, I depart from my own experience within care work, and my work results in films, photography, video installations, or interactive performances. The question of care as a commodity is at the center of my practice. Born in Sweden, 1988, I’m originally a filmmaker with a Bachelor’s degree in Photography, Valand Academy, Gothenburg. For this trip, I got a travel grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee to come here and work with my project ‘Caring with Force’.

During my two months stay at NES residency I’m researching Icelandic Psychiatric Care and their alternative to restraint-belts within forced care for my current project.  While staying here I also collect stones, take walks in the wind, and every day I take a picture of the everchanging ocean.”

Artist in Residence – Yam Matarasso

“in Skagastrond I played, I loved, I got lost and changed. I definitely didn’t expect to have such a meaningful time. Iceland for me is an unbelievable place with such different rules of nature that are as far as can be from my home country Israel. 

Here, the clouds are low, the light is changing constantly, the air is cold, and the trees are replaced by infinite fields of grass and stone.

The residency was for me a time of contemplation and I loved being surrounded by such an amazing group of fellow artists.”

Above image – collaborative work with Almar Freyr.

Yam is a designer and artist based in Jerusalem. In her works she integrates illustration, animation and graphic design.

She is passionate about interactive installations and always trying to search for wonderment. She enjoys being playful and exploring new technologies and is feeling uneasy about climate change (yet optimistic!)”

www.yamatarasso.com
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Artist in Residence – Therese Eisenmann

Iceland seems like a dream for me.
The sharp-shaped forms because of the special light, the empty spaces all around, the large wilderness, the omnipresence of water.

Walking every day along the shore, often barefoot in lava sand, watching the various flotsam, the changing faces of the sea, of light, of wilderness. Listening to the excited birds, the changing sounds of water, a new amazing sight every day…strong emotions.

What I often tried before: getting even closer to the gifts and secrets of water – waterfalls , lakes, glaciers, mountain creeks or the unrestrained sea – I am experiencing more on this wild, demanding, enigmatic island.

Once I wrote into my diary:  ...I am longing and stuck in this indescribable search.  This power in the water, continuity, the incessant motion, the loud, the mighty, something sounding like music – eternities.

You can see more at http://therese-eisenmann.com/overview.html
Born 1953 in Gosau, a small village in the Austrian Alps
Lives in Neumarkt/Mühlkreis
1977  Diploma HS of Applied Arts in Linz
Many prizes for her special technique in IRON ENGRAVINGS
2018 Heinrich Gleißner Price for Visual Arts
Exhibitions in Austria, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, Switzerland
This stay in Iceland is supported by the Upper Austrian Government.


Artist in Residence – André Rösler

My work is all about drawing, toggling between abstraction and figurative narration. 
 
I’m interested in unstable Constellations, the seismographic quality of the drawing and the power of failure.
 
 
 
 
 
 
My intention for my stay in Skagastrond was to stare at the sea. I love the barren seclusion of the place, the breathtaking nature and the dynamic that emerges in a group of very different artists.
 
I work here on the basic elements of my aesthetic practice. I try to sort and expand my drawing vocabulary. I stare at the sea, now and then I jump in.
 

Artist in Residence – Sanneke Griepink

The experience of surroundings and richness of natural environments, ever changing in time and space is my primary motive. The ancient and the temporary, shifting between mineral at a closeup level and climate at a bigger scale, I see nature and environment as a responsive space in which we are communicating through our actions.

Using the present to reflect upon the temporary and the timeless, I use photography, drawing, painting through mixing the media and make large scale assemblages, or ephemeral settings. Beside that I paint, photograph, film draw and write. 

https://www.instagram.com/sanneke_isabel_art/
http://www.artstudiosanneke.com

Artist in Residence – Nora Fuchs

“My “private challenge” is simply to take a bath in the North Sea every day.  The temperature is about 11 degrees, which is not so shocking. The bath can mean pure joy of life or cost real overcoming.  Ten seconds to run into the sea, the camera takes three pictures of it. A game of chance, a few props are added little by little. 
As the weeks go by, it becomes more and more important to observe the weather and the changes in the sea. Short shots of the movement of the waves come to the fore.”
 
Nora Fuchs is a german sculptor and professor for threedimensional art at the University of Applied Sciences and Art in Dortmund. She works often site-specifically. Her themes are territories and borders, systems of order or, for example, the question of what one owns as an Alien Element in one’s household. Her last work was a performative sculpture with flotation toys in public space, Berlin 2020.