The group that arrived in Þingeyri for the February 2017 residency brought an exceptionally wide range of different experiences and practices to our little village - their projects included soundscapes, hand-drawn illustration, photography, architecture, filmmaking, and more.
This past Monday was the last day of the Spring 2016 group residency. This year we hosted eight international artists - their projects included light installations, an experimental dinner, paintings, writing inspired by nature, and more.
On Monday May 11th—day 3 at the Westfjords Residency— I read in the New York Times that the Obama Administration had granted Shell conditional approval to drill for oil and natural gas off the Alaskan coast.
My theme is how to identify the architecture by fundamental manipulation. In other words, my design method is a kind of translation and to extract a specific essence to define the value of contemporary architecture.
During my time at the Westfjords Residency, I investigated Thingeyri's awe inspiring landscape through idiosyncratic physical interactions: I wanted to learn of the land through the body. I was struck by how often the environment looks animal-like.
I’m a visual artist whose ethnobotanical works on paper are inspired by the natural history explorers of bygone days. The 10 day Westfjords Residency gave me the opportunity to explore and record the plants and the