Panorama of Skagastrond village © 2012 vytautas michelkevičius. All rights reserved.

Nes residency at the edge of Northern Iceland in the end of the world (IS2)

Try to spend several seconds looking at this panorama picture. You find yourself thinking like you are almost there or you would like definetely to come to this place.
This is the power of photography. You can feel icelandic vastness, emptiness and remoteness. But what happens if you go down and start living in this village for a week, month, 3 months? The experience is tottaly changing from a nice picture into a feeling of being inside remotely.

Panorama of Skagastrond village
Houses of the locals when you go down from panorama hill

 

The residency studio are located right on the ocean in a former fish factory
Former fish factory hosts up to 11 working artists

 

Artists are sharing table/work place in the same space
Artists talks are happening in a former refrigerator
During my visit 11 artists were presenting their practice. 3 people from the local village were attending the event too
You are always met by mild or strong wind when you are outside

 

Artists can enjoy open sea right next to the studio
During free time you can go to the mountaings for picking wild berries

 

Getting to know local berries is one of the ways getting inside into local culture. I foraged blueberries, billberries and crowberries (the smallest and darkest berries)))

 

Local place for entertainment Country Bar (Kántrýbær). Skagastrond is also famous because of Country Radio of Iceland which is running since 1992.

 

One of the houses where artists are living: there are 3 bedrooms, shared kitchen, bathroom and living room
Common living room in the house

 

Shared living room

 

 

 

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