The curatorial arms of LIAF are waving with gestures suggestive of camaraderie, struggle, excitement, curiosity, as well as a movement for the sake of movement. Expansive rather than focused, the arms aim to open up a set of conversations that can overlap and connect, despite being directed by their own concerns…
Note #2: Knitting the five-armed jumper
Note #1: Why the starfish? // what the starfish? // shall we starfish?
The curatorial companion of the 2019 edition of the Lofoten International Art Festival is a creature that is all arms and tube-feet, an ancient and familiar sight on the beaches, in the rock pools, and along the seabeds below the harbour waters on these islands. It is an echinoderm, a starfish (or sea star, if you prefer), a being that senses and lives in ways we can only imagine.