Ice Above, Fire Below | color transparencies, thread, cyanotypes and lithographs | dimensions variable (this installation approximately 96″ wide) | 2010, in collaboration with Nicole Pietrantoni, SÍM House, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Friday night was the opening of the residents’ exhibition, dubbed The Supreme Council of Higher Beings. There was some great work in the show and Mark was involved in an exciting collaboration/interactive music and sound-based performance with our friends Jan and Beer. It turned the opening into a party. A lot of people showed up and the residents received great feedback about all of the work, including an interactive Venn diagram connecting artists and related people in Iceland by Rebecca Key.
One of the best outcomes of this November residency has been meeting and and beginning a collaborative partnership with American artist Nicole Pietrantoni. She is in Iceland for a year on a Fulbright fellowship and a Leifur Eiriksson Foundation grant. This installation was our first collaborative endeavor.