For over two decades Katrín Thorvaldsdóttir has conducted her own research and experiments to learn how to preserve seaweed as material, to use in art and design. The connection we all have to the ocean as the womb of the natural world has inspired and driven Katrín all her life. Her principle goal is to ensure the research can be passed on to the coming generations to utilize the kelp even further in the future.
Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon :
I'm a second-year MA student in Curatorial practice at LHÍ, graduating upcoming spring. My background is in fine arts, graduated with a BFA from Parsons Paris, been putting my fingers into all sorts of artistic jars, from curating to producing huge sculptor's. My passion has been film directing, mostly documentaries about other artist and social issues.
The artist studio visit is part of my research at LHI, I will introduce Katrín Þorvaldsdóttir the artist in conversation with herself. She is one of my most inspiring living artist today. I expect a lively conversation between all of us in an open English dialog and will be video recorded for further development.
To secure your space - please book through arim20 [at] lhi.is
Thursday, December 7th, at her studio, at Háuhlíð 12, 105 Reykjavík, punctually from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.