Applications for the Heima Art Residency program will open fall 2016.
Rachel Dora Libeskind
Austin P. Swearengin
Jonatan Spejlborg Jensen
Andreas Halsteen Lemche
Arndis Yr Otharsson
About one hundred years ago, Luigi Russolo crafted the golden cage of noise. This was at a time when several bars were needed in order to form a movement. Six bars were constructed to capture the future. Now – one hundred years later – these six bars have been woven into a whip that crackles over a herd of strayed and lost horses. The whip must be melted, forced to flee, isolated, dissolved; it must find its way home.
HEIMA is Icelandic and means ”home”, ”at home”, ”at my home", ”the home of”, ”the home”. From now onwards elevated to sound.
HEIMA is the basis, excluded from everything and contains absolutely nothing. HEIMA is form without substance and intention without doubt. HEIMA is love without a receiver. You are HEIMA.
The perception of development is driven by the illusion of the sweetness of industrialism. Nuances must come forth and the picture must be drawn away from system and noise.
– The instantaneous death of Development.
Our thoughts and societies are constructed on the experience of the past and anticipation of the future. Original ideas require distance to the time and context in which they are to be installed. Timelessly, indefinably.
– The instantaneous death of Originality.
We cannot understand what we have not yet done. If we know what to do, we have already done it and repetition is absolutely useless. The basic assumptions must be challenged.
– The instantaneous death of Comprehension.
We do not believe in dictates of good taste. Aesthetics must be set free and examined without history, method or retrospective foresight.
– The instantaneous death of Aesthetics.
We neither believe in age or employment. We believe in flesh and anything liquid. Consciousness crumbles instantly as it is grasped as a concept. Narrated – disappeared ... Completed – evaporated …
– The instantaneous death of the Citizen.
HEIMA is a multidisciplinary art residency for emerging and established artists located in Seyðisfjörður East Iceland. The physical space is a 350 square meter house and studio space.
We encourage applications from a wide range of artists of different cultural and geographic backgrounds. We are open for applications for all phases - from initial research to finishing works.
Applications are accepted twice a year.
The dates and duration of the residency are flexible, but usually last between one and ten months.
Residents must provide for their food, travel, and miscellaneous expenses.
Residency fee is 1800€. The residency fee is non-refundable.
In addition to our residency open call, on occasion we will announce additional special initiatives.