FSU Art MFA ’16 Brittany Watkins has been invited to participate in the Pólar festival at the Fish Factory in Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland next month.
Watkins will produce and show what will be the first in a continuation of video, performance, and installations resulting in a 17 year conversation between herself and the artist/writer/educator Erin Honeycutt. Honeycutt currently writes for art*zine and teaches video art at the University of Iceland.
First hosted in the summer of 2013 in the village in collaboration with the traditional local village festival, the idea behind the festival was to introduce Stöðvarfjörður to the rest of Iceland, and possibly to the rest of the world. The major aim of the Pólar festival is to foster creativity and culinary culture in which sustainability and local production play a big role. Organizers collaborate with a broad group of talented people, creating a a colorful mix of workshops, exhibitions and food.