HUGARSKOT, or “Facepace’, is an immersive, hexagonal headspace. The structure allows the viewer to experience life through the eyes of a Sigló resident. Inside, point-of-view videos created by locals play on loop. Outside, viewers can create new faces…
Check the tumblr for more wiggly giffffz.
FaceSpace is a Project I have done with the above mentioned for the artist residency project REITIR. The project was in the north of Iceland in a town called siglufjörður (Sigló), hitting the arctic circle.
We made the point of view of the siglo-resident by putting a GoPro camera on their head and capture their daily life. This way we are able to see through the eyes of a fisherman, a lumberjack, a fish shop owner, his wife, a librarian, a cool kid, another cool kid, an artist and a dog. The music featured is from Arnljotur, one of the other participants.
The outside of the installation are abstract faces of some of the participants, which could be played with.
For more info on the residency, check their site! But in short:
Since 2012, REITIR has annually invited a number of people from around the world to Siglufjördur to participate in an experimental approach to the traditional art workshop. REITIR includes young professionals from all around the world with all sorts of expertise to the northern part of Iceland to collaborate on innovative works that address the town of Siglufjördur, in one way or another. The aim of REITIR is to be an active and critical part of Siglufjörður’s development by creating a platform for innovation and critical thinking through interdisciplinary cooperation.
June 26, 2015
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