Collection Collection

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col·lec·tion
kəˈlekSH(ə)n (noun)
1. the action or process of collecting someone or something.
2. a group of things or people.

Collection is a collaborative/experiential situation designed by Reykjavík-based artist and writer John Rogers.

Participants are invited to walk into the steep fields around Seyðisfjörður, collecting objects from the ground; be it fronds of grass, cigarette stubs, bottle caps, strands of wool and netting, or whatever catches their eye or interest. The group will then return to the LungA festival to create a temporary installation of the found objects – arranged by colour, size, material, or whatever method the group decides upon. The installation will open for one night, and then be disposed of – recycled, binned, given away, or cast back into nature.

Collection aims to provide a mindful group experience of interacting with the landscape, and examines the detritus left behind by nature and man alike.

Rogers has previously created work for Fierce! Festival, Ikon Gallery, The Centre Of Attention, DUMBO Festival, e-2.org, Impressions Gallery, PØST Reykjavík and Saga Fest. His first book, Real Life, was published in paperback in 2014, and he is a member of the HEIMA Collective.

Web: http://cargocollective.com/johnrogers / Twitter: @brainlove / Insta: @jhnbrnlv

(Image taken from Fieldwork, a collaborative project with Amy Tavern)

col·lec·tion
kəˈlekSH(ə)n (noun)
1. the action or process of collecting someone or something.
2. a group of things or people.

Collection is a collaborative/experiential situation designed by Reykjavík-based artist and writer John Rogers.

Participants are invited to walk into the steep fields around Seyðisfjörður, collecting objects from the ground; be it fronds of grass, cigarette stubs, bottle caps, strands of wool and netting, or whatever catches their eye or interest. The group will then return to the LungA festival to create a temporary installation of the found objects – arranged by colour, size, material, or whatever method the group decides upon. The installation will open for one night, and then be disposed of – recycled, binned, given away, or cast back into nature.

Collection aims to provide a mindful group experience of interacting with the landscape, and examines the detritus left behind by nature and man alike.

Rogers has previously created work for Fierce! Festival, Ikon Gallery, The Centre Of Attention, DUMBO Festival, e-2.org, Impressions Gallery, PØST Reykjavík and Saga Fest. His first book, Real Life, was published in paperback in 2014, and he is a member of the HEIMA Collective.

Web: http://cargocollective.com/johnrogers / Twitter: @brainlove / Insta: @jhnbrnlv

(Image taken from Fieldwork, a collaborative project with Amy Tavern)