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PROJECT TITLE: Ata: bow and bend with the light, installation @ List i Ljosi festival, Iceland
ARTISTS: Installation and video by Jem the Misfit, Sound design by Justin Ashworth
PROJECT DETAILS: 20th February 2016, List i Ljosi festival, Seydisfjodur in Iceland.
Ata is a sculptural installation incorporating geodesic ice forms, sound and video. Created for the light festival List i ljosi in the town of Seydisfjodur in Iceland.
On the 19th & 20th of February 2016, List í ljósi festival turned on the light for the first time in Seydisfjordur. List i Ljosi is a free outdoor art event that is community driven and family friendly. Transforming Seydisfjordur town into an illuminated buzzing hub of activity. The Eastern Iceland town was lit up with curated artworks by international and local artists, ranging from installations, projections and performances to large-scale immersive experiences.
Ata has many different meanings in the Maori language. As a noun it can mean; morning or dawn, form and shape and also reflection or the reflected image. This installation was created during the week that the town of Seydifjordur gets its first direct sunlight over the mountains after the darkness of winter. As a celebration of this “dawn” or first light, the suspended ice sculptures capture the projected light (or sunlight during the day) and reflect it out.
The sound design, created by Justin Ashworth draws on his early experiments with sounds gathered during a residency at HEIMA Collective in late 2015. The soundscape contains choral pads and voice drones built from recordings in the Tvisongur sound sculpture, and a collection of rain and storm recordings made in Seydisfjordur over the early winter.
You can hear the full sound piece Justin Ashworth sound piece