Fri, Jan 13|
Meeting local artists series: Bjarki Bragason
Time and Location
Jan 13, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM GMT
SÍM Residency, Thorsvegur 1, 112 Reykjavík, Iceland
As a result of receiving a grant to SÍM Residency from the Nordic Culture Point (NCP) for the Nordic-Baltic Mobility programme, a series of meetings and lectures will be taking place that is open for everybody to join! This is a part of a granted residency program that will happen via a shared live dialog to exchange knowledge, share artistic practices, build a network and embrace future collaborations.
The SÍM Residency invites all to come and meet local artist Bjarki Bragason on 13th January, at 12:00 noon in the SÍM meeting hall at Korpúlfsstaðir, Thorsvegur 1, 112 Reykjavík. Bjarki will give a talk about the latest research and art projects - "Garden mirror".
Bjarki Bragason‘s practice investigates the collision of human and geological time scales and how social and political paradigm shifts occur and manifest. His recent research process has revolved drawing paralelles between two different trees from disprate places in the world and points in time. One of the trees present in the work is fragmented and has been buried under Breiðamerkurjökull glacier in South East Iceland for over three thousand years, while the other tree, also fragmented, stood in the Sagehen Creek forest in California‘s Sierra Nevada Mountains. In his research, Bjarki has formed dialogue with people in fields such as geology, biology and archaeology, participated in field work with specialists from the East Iceland Nature Research Center and in 2019 Bjarki was a resident at the University of California at Berkeley Sagehen Creek Field Station, an artist in residency program at the Sagehen experimental forest.
The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for culture strengthens artistic and cultural co-operation in the Nordic region and Baltic states. The program focus is on increasing the exchange of knowledge, contacts, interests and bringing art closer to people.
Due to the limited list of participants, please book your participation via email – firstname.lastname@example.org
The event is accessible for wheelchair users and provided with refreshments.