Printing Matter is a two-week thematic residency with an intensive program for 8-10 artists, focusing on printmaking and artist book making.
The Thematic Residency aims to create a platform for exchange, discussion, and collaboration amongst fellow artists from various disciplines, who share a professional interest in the topic, both on a practical and a conceptual level, and who wish to deepen their knowledge and expertise.
The program is developed and guided by the Danish artist and graphic designer Åse Eg Jørgensen. It includes group workshops, independent research and practice and an informal final presentation in Skaftfell’s project space. Working facilities and printmaking equipment will be made available through a collaboration with the Technical Museum of East Iceland in Seyðisfjörður.
The main focus of the program will be the exploration of different printing techniques, experimenting with ink, paper, type, binding, folding, sewing – hands on, as well as by going through a brief history of artist books. The program’s discussions of printed matter and printed multiples will be supplemented by an exploration of the printing facilities at the Technical Museum in Seyðisfjörður. Selected texts will provide a foundation for discussions on the above listed topics.
In order to reveal the joined knowledge of the workshop/residency group, all participants should prepare a short presentation of their own practice relating to printmaking and/or artist book making.
Set within the ongoing Skaftfell residency program, the Thematic Residency aims to integrate the participating artists into the creative community of Seyðisfjörður. Artists will be able to experience life and work in a unique micro community where creativity is applied to the everyday, and the borders between art and life are fluent. The timing of the residency, February 2017, provides artists with the opportunity to experience the dark and serene winter period in the fjords of East Iceland.
The program is best suited for visual artists, but artists with interdisciplinary practices are also welcome to apply.
The call for applications for the Thematic Residency 2017 is open from the beginning of June until September 1, 2016.