Iceland: Artistic Practice in 24-Hour Light
Paul Soulellis (Faculty, RISD Graphic Design)
3 weeks: June 14-July 4, 2017
3 studio Credits, RISD Graphic Design
A collaborative creative practice in a luminous landscape with 24-hour summer light and a vibrant artists’ community is our backdrop for on-site experimental making, engaging with public, and “performing publishing.” Situated at Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík, this intensive course investigates new ways to make poetic work in response to place. Using wild terrain, white nights, public space, the street, studio practice, the internet, and one of the world’s oldest continuously functioning democracies as our studio, our journey culminates in a one-day gallery exhibition investigating the site-specific possibilities of paper, screen, performance, and other media in all dimensions.
In Reykjavík, students will be accommodated in a very popular high-design boutique hostel located in the center of the city, within walking distance of the studios at Iceland Academy of the Arts. The dorms are spacious with bunks and lockers and shared facilities. In case of even odd numbers in the group, students might be allocated in mixed dorms.
Cost: $5,900 (includes tuition, accommodation, field trips, localtransportation, group dinners + some meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance).