exhibition view • Expoplu Extra: Mirte van Duppen & Bart Nijboer, Expoplu, Nijmegen (NL), 2019

exhibition views • Kunstenfestival PLAN B, Bekegem (BE), 2018

exhibition view • Kunstenfestival PLAN B, Gouvernement, Gent (BE), 2018

film still • 00:40

film still • 01:43

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Brot af Seyðisfirði / Fragments of Seyðisfjörður
two-channel video installation
16:9 full HD 50p, 20 min
2017

Fragments of Seyðisfjörður was made during a two-month art residency in the small town of Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. The film embodies the emotional and reality of the rural town, showing fragments of its knitting club, fish factory, choir, the ferry with tourists and the landscapes all around. The work analyses different aspects of the village, within both a physical and cultural perspective.

Cinematographer and Film editor
Mirte van Duppen
Text editor
Larissa van der Laan
Text translation
Ólafur Sverrir Traustason
Music
Orðin mín and Solen er sa rod mor

Text based on interviews with Amanda, Arni Geir, Litten, Pétur Kristjánsson

Fragments of... Handverksmarkadurinn (the art and craft shop) Seyðisfjörður, Sigga Stefáns and María Guðrunds, Tónlistarskóli (music school) Seyðisfjörður, Benedikt Hermannsson and choir, Sundlaug (swimmingpool) Seyðisfjörður, Oldutún (communitycentre) Seyðisfjörður, Sigga Stefáns, María Guðrunds, Hugrún Oskars, Addy Kristjáns, Stella Aðalbergs, Gullý Aðalbergs, Gústa Sveins, Bjarney Emils, Gunný Eldjárns, Sigga Björgvins, Inga Hrefna, Guðný Ragnars, María Guðmunds, Hanna Þórey, Orkuskálinn (gasstation) Seyðisfjörður, Kirkja (church) Seyðisfjörður, Sigríður Rún Tryggvadóttir, Síldarvinnslan hf (fish factory) Seyðisfjörður, Ómar Bogason

Special thanks to Ilsoon Jeon, Reece Beuzeville, Larissa van der Laan, Kristjana Stefánsdóttir, Hein van Duppen, Jan van Duppen, Mirjam Damen, Jan van Duppen and Karin van Duppen

HEIMA residency, 2017