Artangel’s first international commission transforms a 1950s library in the town of Stykkishólmur on the south west coast of Iceland. Incorporating columns of glacial waters, weather reports and rubber words into a building overlooking the ocean, US artist and Iceland resident Roni Horn’s long-term project is as a kind of lighthouse which illuminates, magnifies and reflects....
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.