20 hours of daylight

Friday August 26, 2016

Skuggaverk Still


We arrived in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland at the beginning of August when the days were still long with 20 hours of daylight. Sunrise and sunset happened behind the mountains and depending on the weather conditions, we could see them reflected in the sky. Staying in an old house formerly owned by the Icelandic conceptual artist Birgir Andrésson (b.1955-2007), we became interested in a notion of absence, somehow expressed through capturing the temporal effects of daylight via timelapse photography: shadows edging around and through the house before the blue hour descends with its bluish purple candescence.


Blue House Shadows  



Birgir Andrésson (b.1955-2007)




Birgir Andrésson, Arctic Fox, 2005. Installation view Safn, Reykjavík, Iceland. From Degrees North: Six Artists and the Icelandic Landscape, curated by Nicole Pollentier. source: http://inside.bard.edu/campus/departments/pr/files/CCS/CCSSpring08Exh_Photos.htm