22 August | 13:00 til 15:00. Listhús gallery Hosted by Jennifer Globush
Please join Canadian Artist Jennifer Globush at the Listhús on Saturday, August 22nd from 13:00 to 15:00 to have your portrait photographed. Each photograph will later be transformed into a large scale portrait drawing by the artist in her Northern Canada studio.
Jennifer comes from a small gold mining town in remote Northwestern Ontario, Canada. Her work strives to portray life in Northern climates – the bonds, labor, solitude and honor of small communities. She is currently in residency at Listhús and hopes to capture an honest and heartfelt representation of life in Ólafsfjörður.
Each photo will take less than 1 minute. Please wear a Lopi sweater or traditional work attire. Adults and children over 16 only.
By Nastasya Tay & Yiannis Hadjiaslanis Opening reception: 3 February 2015 | 19:00 | Listhus Gallery 4-10 February 2015| 17:00-20:00
There is a town in Northern Iceland - nestled between tunnels, black mountains and a listless tide - where, during skammdegi, you never see the sun. Midwinter brings its shortest days to Ólafsfjörður and its 800 inhabitants. It is a place of silent snow and crestless sunrises, pastel restraint and near-endless nights, where darkness creeps into the brightest of spaces and lives. The observance of short days offers glimpses of existence in this intersection of light and dark - in still photographs, words and audio soundscapes - from public locations to the most intimate spaces, a study of life during skammdegi, its celebrations and struggles.