microResidency “Readings” by Island Iceland Offshore Project Collective at Skaftfell Center for Visual Arts, in Seydisfjordur, Iceland. Wednesday 19th August 2015, 5pm to 7pm.
The Island Iceland Offshore Project collective (participants in the microResidency: Yu Araki, Michael Bodenmann, Patrick Cipriani, Felix Jungo, Björn Magnusson, Jiri Makovec, Adriana Quaiser, Barbara Signer, Benedikt Stäubli, Arika Suminaga, Jiajia Zhang) has been working together in a series of rehersals/events opened to audience each Thursday at The Basement, located at a house nearby Skaftfell Center in Seydisfjordur.
This microResidency has been a chance to interact with audience in their daily exercise of reading becoming a new experience in which they have been able to take the intimate to the public. Each member of the group has selected a series of excerpts of texts in different languages, with a variety of contents and formats in order to produce a collective soudscape through an improvised structure. Other recorded sounds and voices have been played on an tape recorder linking the series of intermittent lectures.
The two hours given by the microResidency format has included the setting up and dismantling of necessary furniture and basic equipment. Space has been transformed through sound and subtle movements of audience and members of the group and time sensation has been also distorted through action as condensation of energy has impulsed the collective to (spontaneously) find pauses for each section of readings and to find an ending for the microResidency situation.
Images: Miguel Guzmán Pastor and Carmen Soriano
Video editing: Carmen Soriano