Brot af Seyðisfirði / Fragments of Seyðisfjörður
two-channel video installation
16:9 full HD 50p, 20 min
Brot af Seyðisfirði / Fragments of Seyðisfjörður was made during a two-month art residency in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. The film embodies the emotional reality of the rural town, showing fragments of its knitting club, fish factory, choir, the ferry with tourists, and the all-round scenery. The work analyses different aspects of the village within both a physical and cultural perspective.
During Van Duppen’s stay in Seyðisfjörður, a small town surrounded by mountains, autumn arrived and the sun didn't reach over the mountain tops anymore. This, combined with the fact that she and the town's 700 inhabitants couldn't travel through the mountains due to heavy weather, supplied a special kind of intimacy. This intimacy is recreated, something that asks for sensitivity within the work and working process. Part of this is the local screening of the video installation; to give back to those involved. Only then the process is finished and ready for additional screenings.
- Cinematographer and Film editor
- Mirte van Duppen
- Text editor
- Larissa van der Laan
- Text translation
- Ólafur Sverrir Traustason
- 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