[artinfo] LungA School Winter/Spring program 2018

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LungA School Winter/Spring program 2018

  - open for application

'84' is a twelve week program at the LungA School 
in Sey©£isfj‘r©£ur, Iceland. We are open for 
applications for the Winter/Spring program of 
'84' which starts January 8th and ends March 31st
There are limited spots for each program.


Briefly put, the LungA School is an independent, 
artist-led institution and situation where we 
experiment with artistic practice as a way of 
doing, thinking and being in order to cultivate, 
disturb, distort and transform our notions of 
aesthetics, learning, perception and good 

'84' is 84 days (8th of January 2018 to 31st of March 2018)

Just after the new year has greeted us and we 
have greeted it, we will all meet in a tiny 
corner on a big blue planet, one we think we know 
but that will most likely still surprise us.
While the darkness promise us that the light will 
come, we will use the dark days to explore 
unknown worlds and when the light finally comes, 
everything might be slightly different.

The program '84' moves through different stages. 
These are characterised by a difference in 
language, a difference in content and a 
difference in focus, but also by a similarity 
which allows for several cycles to occur during 
the program and several opportunities to revisit 
an idea or a medium in order to experience the 
changes in perception that occurs over time.

The stages occur chronologically, but are 
overlapping and seamlessly woven together so that 
the journey through them becomes one continous 
movement. We exist and explore in the space 
between clarity and madness. And you are most 
welcome to join.

The manifesto and overview of the program can be 
found here: <http://bit.ly/2uXLBYF>bit.ly/2uXLBYF

And you can read more about the school here: 

The application process consist of both an 
application form and a Skype conversation. After 
filling out the application form you will be 
invited for a conversation shortly after.

There is limited spots at each program and we go 
by the principle of 'first come, first served'. 
If you apply after the program is full, you will 
be offered a spot on the waiting list and/or at 
the next program.

Program details:
When: January 8th 2018 - March 31st 2018

Where: Sey©£isfj‘r©£ur, Iceland

Cost: Total cost including food, accommodation and tuition = 545.000 ISK

Application form can be found here: <http://bit.ly/2i1yBjv>bit.ly/2i1yBjv

We are based in Sey©£isfj‘r©£ur. A mystical 
village between throning mountains. A place 
where everything is possible. With bright 
summers, dark winters, beautiful nature and even 
more important, distance from the rest of the 
world. This gives an 
opportunity for deeper focus, inspiration and 
thorough experimentation.
Sey©£isfj‘r©£ur has for many years been a hub for 
artists and other creatives, and it is the 
setting for many cultural initiatives all year 
The LungA School facilities are placed all around 
the town and the students will create open events 
and exhibitions during the program and take part 
in the community in many ways.

The school has become and is still becoming. And 
in this process of becoming it is not only 
transforming itself and being transformed, it is 
also radically altering it's own foundation as 
well as everyone involved. Sey©£isfj‘r©£ur is not 
the same. The students do not remain the same. We 
are certainly not the same. And the school has 
never been anything other than these constant 
transformations. This wonderful, living activity 
which escapes definition in order to be alive.

A program here is a composition, a set of 
arranged circumstances, notes on a string. Each 
note is in its right place, which could be any 
place, but then again, it could not. It is where 
it is. These circumstances have a beginning, but 
each of them unfold in largely unpredictable 
ways, filling out the empty space between the 
notes, creating a totality in the performance of 
a composition. And each performance is different 
from the other, though it is easy to recognize 
the composition as being a particular composition 
and not some other.
We are conscious while we surrender to unfamiliar logics.

Contemporary art education must become an 
integrated, conscious, social practice of 
creating environments of experimentation while at 
the same time dissolving the boundaries of the 
institution. Art is not a spectacle removed from 
the viewer, but an integrated experience of the 
lives we live.

Here, teaching and learning becomes performative 
practices that calls for aesthetic appreciation, 
consideration and alteration.

<mailto:jonatan at lunga.is>jonatan at lunga.is
Jonatan Spejlborg
Phone: +354 786 3402

LungA School
Austurvegur 4
710 Seydisfjordur

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