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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!)

WRITER IN RESIDENCE – DONALD NIEDEKKER

I’m a dutch novelist and poet. The novel I published in 2014, As a tiger, as a snake, is told by a poem. In Skagaströnd I worked on a novel about a dutch sailor who’s buried in the Arctic in the 16th century and who’s now, while the permafrost is melting, waking up.  The image is of the cover of a book that will be published in September, about my morning talks with a crow.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY – DANIELA GOBETTI

Image1 from the project A Life. A path of remembrance?
My name is Daniela Gobetti, I am a photographer and a bilingual poet in Italian and in English. I try explore the boundary between the visible and the non-visible, and between the unspoken and what poetry invites me to write onto the infinite white page. 
Image 2 from the project A Life. A path of remembrance?
 
Some projects bring poems and images together, but I neither take photographs thinking of a specific poem, nor write a poem to illustrate an image.
 
 
A philosopher by training (and long-lasting practice!), I am drawn to structures and abstract shapes in my attempt to ‘see’ what lies below the surface of our daily, habitual experience. 
 

Writer in Residence – Kelley McKenna

While at NES, I’ll be working on a collection of poetry and photographic images that address the shifting dynamics in the female body when hormonal fluctuations begin to alter a once known entity–one’s own self–into something unrecognizable. Transformations in the natural world that happen on a daily basis in extreme climates and geographies like Iceland, and transformations happening because of what we’re doing to our beautiful planet, mirror what I’m experiencing in my own aging process: a transmutation of the body and a cataclysm of heat creating a violent expulsion of a former self. It feels like devastation.

Kelley McKenna, 2015 Fulbright Grant recipient in poetry and literature
(accompanied by Beesly)
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