Like the tide, LIAF 2019 ebbs and flows through an extended year in four small communities across the entire Lofoten archipelago. In Digermulen, Skrova, Valberg and Ramberg, artist residencies foster conversations, exploration, introspection and collaboration in the intertidal zone. In October-18, Futurefarmers held their first presentation and started the construction of a portable windmill in Digermulen.
About the artists:
Futurefarmers is an international constellation of artists, activists, researchers, farmers and architects who work together to propose alternatives to the social, political and environmental organisation of space. Founded in 1995, Futurefarmers use various media to deconstruct systems, to visualise and understand their intrinsic logics, and to offer more sustainable alternatives. These include food systems, public transportation, and education. Amy Franceschini is the founder of Futurefarmers. She received her BFA from San Francisco State University in Photography and her MFA from Stanford University. Lode Vranken received his master’s in a UN Course on Human Settlements and Architectural Philosophy from the KU Leuven, Belgium. Amy Franceschini and Lode Vranken will be staying in Digermulen for several periods spanning from October 2018 to September 2019.
An excerpt from our invitation:
“As part of the Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF 2019), artists Amy Franceschini (USA) and Lode Vranken (Belgium) will work together on an art project in Digermulen.
Come and meet them at Keisern Kafé in Digermulen, and hear more about how they work.
We offer coffee and waffles. Free and open to all! Welcome!”