Hideki Arichi, a Forge fellow is currently taking part in a month long residency in northwest Iceland where he will be staying in a town of 530 along with other artists from around the world.
While there he will experience the long summer nights and dramatic landscape which offers a unique energy.
” NES is a process-oriented residency that strives to cultivate an environment where artists can craft their experience as they wish; whether that may be through conceptual development, research, or intervention and experimentation, artists have the utmost freedom while in residence at NES. The residency’s structure is therefore left open in order to cater to individuality and spontaneity. We work to provide a safe space where all art forms, intellectual and creative pursuits, methods of artistic investigation, and aesthetic inquiry are accepted, nurtured, and celebrated.
As a remote residency located in a unique, stunning, and challenging environment, NES encourages artists to draw inspiration from place and take advantage of the solitude (and presence), our surrounding environment provides. NES allows all artists to enter into an immersive space so that the artistic process can develop and thrive. Beyond our studio walls, NES aims to provide opportunities for international and artistic exchange. We also encourage and welcome community engagement; NES has an intimate relationship to the community of Skagaströnd, and places emphasis on collaboration of all kinds”*