This month has been filled with artistic and personal explorations. I have been capturing photos and video footage all over Laugarvatn and beyond for my series of dance films. If you follow my dance page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LBDanceTheatre) you may have already seen some of these images, but I wanted to give you a glimpse of some of the work. In addition to playing with reflective surfaces, I have been venturing into the landscape and responding to the amazing natural features.
Most of the films I am working on need a lot more time in the editing phase, so I am not quite ready to show you those clips, but I’ll post some snippets soon. Because I can edit from anywhere, I’m trying to make a point to just capture a lot of footage and explore / experiment for now.
Currently, I am getting ready for Saturday’s exhibition opening and reception. Several of the current residents at Gullkistan, residency for creative people (including myself) are taking part in the new show in the gallery: naer umhverfi (which means close surroundings — an apt title as many of us have used this month creating works very much inspired by the local environments).
If you find yourself in the South of Iceland tomorrow (Saturday, July 26) please join us! You will see some of my film work as well as new choreography. Event information here the artist talks and live performances being at 2pm GMT.
Also, all that being said, one also has to take a break sometimes from “serious” work and have (even more) fun. To that end, I decided to play with some of the screen tests I shot early on in my residency and tweak them a little. A little more color and speed for your enjoyment… Have a wonderful weekend!