OPEN LECTURE: VERONIKA GEIGER
On Friday the 27th of October at 1PM an open lecture by Veronika Geiger will be held at the department of fine art, Laugarnesvegur 91.
How can one approach photography and landscape in a contemporary art practice? In what way can interdisciplinary methods open up new possibilities in the artistic process?
In this talk Veronika Geiger will introduce her most recent project evolving around the relationships between photography and geology. She will show works in progress, for instance images made from thin sections of rocks, images made on a glacier and in a lava cave and comment on why they are all done without using a camera. She will also talk about how recent field trips with geologists are informing her work.
Veronika Geiger is a Danish/Swiss artist who lives in Copenhagen and works with Icelandic landscapes amongst others. After graduating with an MA from Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2016, she has taken part in two field trips to Holuhraun with geologist Morten S. Riishuus and recently she has returned from a residency at the Banff Centre in Canada where she in collaboration with a Canadian geologist Dave Pattison initiated a project.
The lecture will be held in English and is open to the public.