Faculty Member: Julia Hechtman
ARTE 2500 Art + Design Abroad: Studio – Time Machine: Site Sensitivity and Iceland
ARTE 2501 Art + Design Abroad: History – Cultural and Art History: Iceland
This is a 5 week studio experience at Nes Artist Residency where students begin by collecting footage and images from a week-long road trip around 3/4th of Iceland. After that students will settle in the northwest, in a town called Skagastrond. Students will spend three weeks there and then hit the road again, looking at large-scale artworks and ending up in Reykjavik.
The projects are structured and focused on landscape and it’s influence on time and experience. Students will participate in a series of exercises, hike on a glacier, go whale watching, visit a geothermically heated nature bath, watch the sun barely dip in the sky at midnight on the summer solstice, watch films, listen to lectures, and discuss readings. There are intense critiques and conversations every day except weekends.
Watch the “Time Machine Iceland” to learn about this program.