36 Hours of Dancing in the Dust

In week 4, we broke our own rules, we broke our own work, we danced on the roof in the rain, we made edible paintings, we dreamed up absurdities and asked google to translate them, we cautiously covered bones in gold and engineered handsfree painting machines. Days spent at the beach, a scalp cyclops sculpture & conversations with the fishermen.

In 36 hours, we transformed a fish factory into an exhibition. We named it Borderline Vanilla / I Hate this Shit Museum.

A change of pace

‘The rhythm of walking generates a kind of rhythm of thinking, and the passage through a landscape echoes or stimulates the passage through a series of thoughts. This creates an odd consonance between internal and external passage, one that suggests that the mind is also a landscape of sorts and that walking is one way to traverse it. A new thought often seems like a feature of the landscape that was there all along, as though thinking were traveling rather than making. And so one aspect of the history of walking is the history of thinking made concrete- for the motions of the mind cannot be traced, but those of the feet can. Walking can also be imagined as a visual activity, every walk a tour leisurely enough both to see and to think over the sights, to assimilate the new into the known.’

Wanderlust: A History of Walking – Rebecca Solnit

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NEW PROGRAM – 175

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!! BIG NEWS !!
We’re starting up another program at the LungA School!
It’s called ‘175’
It’s 175 days.
It begins in the fall, goes trough the winter, ends in the early spring.

And we can’t wait to get started!

Read more and apply HERE

WEEK TWO

In Week 2, LungA School separated in two

We welcomed back artists Abby Portner and Milos Sofrenovic to deliver the first workshops of the semester. In this fleeting moment our students were challenged and pushed into and out of comfort zones. They found within themselves the potential to perform, to create an exhibition in a day, to make sound from image, and above all else LungA partook in one of the closest Karaoke battles Seyðisfjörður has seen.

WEEK TWO

Spring Semester Is Here

Hello friends,

Winter finally came to Seyðisfjörður and Spring Semester 2017 is upon us. 20 new faces arrived in the town to spend the next three months living, exploring and creating an ever-changing energy of possibilities.
In the first week we danced, we slipped, we shared and swam. We made connections with space and time, with language and each other. We explored our surroundings and began to call a place a home.

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What is it about this place?
Reflected back on itself in the shimmering pond-light.
Take a dip in the pool- incandescent pink glow from the strip-light
Day turns into night

Time is intangible, here

What is it about this place? An Island Within Itself
[Most people won’t leave for three months
yet in this moment that has lasted only a week, we are achingly aware of it’s ending]
Hungry for – to grab and hold each glimpse and glimmer and snatched glance

To become familiar. To navigate the unknown. To get to know a stranger. A strange place. A-new.
Move bodies collectively. Create an energy of sound [The room quakes, fluro mats circle the floor]
Walk. Physicality.
We tread paths, re-call the past. Trace the memory of the town. Encounter locals, experience tradition.

Begin and end with a walk.

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A new curriculum

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It is now three years since we started this school and it has been three years of countless surprises. It is unclear what we actually thought would happen, but it is very clear that we had not imagined this. Perhaps we had imagined that with time the school would solidify and manifest itself more clearly. That with time it would become clearer to us what a school actually is and the conceptual framing around this whole endeavor would become crystal clear. Perhaps we thought that with time we would come up with an answer to the question ‘what is the LungA School’ that would feel comprehensive and fitting and able to contain the whole thing in simple, clear words so that when saying it out loud it would invoke a sense of satisfaction like placing the last piece in a puzzle and finally seeing the whole picture.

That, luckily, has not happened.

Let’s hope it never will.

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We have written a new curriculum. This curriculum has seen a lot of changes from it’s previous version. Most of all in the way that it does not so much resemble a traditional curriculum anymore, but has become document with two centers of gravity that circles around each other. The manifesto and the composition.

The purpose of a document like this must be to reflect the existence of a thing rather than representing it. In this mirror we see our own shortcomings and in the actual thing we see the limits of the mirror.

And this is also how it has been created. The programs at the school fuel the conversation on what constitutes a school in general and what constitutes this particular school, while this conversation in return feeds into the way we make a school.

Thus we now have this document, but it does not matter. What matters is that it has been made and has been in the making for almost two years, meaning that it is compiled from numerous conversations, thoughts, reflections, experiments, ideas and with participation from both students, teachers, guests and friends.

And all that will continue.

We hope you’ll enjoy reading it.

You can find it HERE.

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The development of this curriculum has been supported by EUF/Erasmus+

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