Skagaströnd meets Seyðisfjörður. Remote meets Remote. Observations and Gestures. While attending the Skaftfell residency as a guest for 1 week an array of observations, comparisons and gestures were exchanged. These words are an encased summary of what was found, and … Continue reading
Everything is on Mustarinda’s website. I have read it before going there. Elina, Paavo and Jakko, three of the eleven Mustarinda Association members, told us quite a bit about the idea of the centre during their visit to Nida. However, … Continue reading
This is the end of my research trip. As you might have experienced all the icelandic residencies are remote but some of them are more remote than the others. … Continue reading
While traveling along northern coast, you can find three more residencies on the mainland and one on the island. One more residency can be found on the second biggest island in Iceland – Hrísey. It is located … Continue reading
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, … Continue reading
If you as an artist want to experience remoteness – Iceland is for sure the destination number one. Firstly if you want to reach it from most Europeans cities you need to fly at least four hours. The alternative is … Continue reading
Stepping through the door In autumn 2002 I made a somewhat irrational and radical decision, to make a tour on a very small budget, through Poland and the Baltic states. I started from Berlin where I was living at the … Continue reading
After Estonia we came back through Riga and we stopped in TotalDobže where we have been invited to make a presentation on Nida Art Colony and Remote Network. TotalDobze is located in industrial area (former VEF factory) in Riga and … Continue reading
We have also visited Sanna Culture Manor on our way back from Mooste to Riga. These are the artistic residencies: No, no, of course not. These are strange little houses for bees or unknown Estonian mamals, which we found walking around Sanna Manor. The true … Continue reading
In the morning Signe is showing her partner’s Ugis beer brewery where he experiments with various beer recipes. Beer brewing pot in the yard Signe is preparing aqua vitae from vodka and Traditional Lithuanian Mixture of herbs Three Nines (27 … Continue reading
Second day we stop in a small village in Estonia – Mooste where MOKS is located. The managers of the place and artists meet us with delicious dinner and sauna.
First stop in Aizpute, Latvia. Signe Pucena – the main engine of the place is meeting us with home made beer from Aronia and Black pepper. The soup is followed by a hot soup.