There is a so-called silent knowledge that cannot necesarily be expressed through speech or writing. This multidimensional experience of place provides a starting point for art and is concretized in different ways of artworks. Essentially, this very process transforms an environment that might have been unfamiliar and difficult to grasp at first, into a significant, living experience of a location. In the process, the sensory and metapho- rical dimensions of environment join hands through artistic expression.
This was the starting point for the journey to Bolungarvik. Four students (Valerie Gemkov, Anu Corin, Venni Ahlberg and Iiris Perkkiö) and two staff members (Elina Härkönen and Timo Jokela from the Faculty of Art and Design (UoL) examined their experience of their time in Bolungarvik, Iceland August 2016 and collected a joint exhibition. Roxane Permar and Susan Timmins brought their audio/ video artwork also to the exhibition. The exhibition was displayed at Gallery HÄMÄRÄ in UoL February 2017. The exhibition was part of an intensive course run together with the Iceland Academy of the Arts and the University of the Highlands and Islands. Read about the course here.
THE EXHIBITION CATALOGUE