Iceland

Artist Presentations and Public Discussion

When
17 August 2015

On day eight of the expedition we prepared for our public presentation of the Frontiers of Solitude project, which was held in the afternoon in Seyðisfjörður's theatre space. The organisers gave a comprehensive overview of the project's intentions and partners, and outlined the expedition program. The participating artists presented initial responses to their experiences of the encountered places and issues, and opened up a discussion with the audience. The conversation revolved around the Kárahnjúkar case, democracy, activism, local passivity as a cultural trait, the lack of a willingness to plan and make decisions, the touristic gaze, the dimensionality and relativity of local environmental issues in relation to the rest of the world, and the gap between self-perception and outside perception.

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Project presentation, Seyðisfjörður theatre. Photo: Lisa Paland, 2015.

Project presentation, Seyðisfjörður theatre. Photo: Lisa Paland, 2015.