As one of the recipients of the Skammdegi Listhús AIR Award, we will be spending the depths of midwinter in Ólafsfjördur, a mountain-ringed fishing village on Iceland's northernmost coast, as artists in residence at Listhús í Fjallabyggð.
We'll be working on a series of projects, structured around documenting the everyday and exploring narratives, real and imagined.
Observance: Life in the dark
We'll be capturing lives in the dark as part of a documentary series - in still photographs and audio soundscapes - from public locations to the most intimate spaces, a study of life during skammedegi, its celebrations and struggles.
Habitat: a map of troll lairs
We'll be going on the hunt for Iceland's Huldufólk in an attempt to map and photograph potential troll habitats in the nearby mountains; both a process and project in itself, producing a photographic map, alongside the forensic documentation of our research in archived notes, drawings and interviews.
Lost and Found
We'll be collecting objects washed up by the tide, photographing them in situ and again on a forensic studio table to accompany a collection of short stories about each found object, inspired by local tales, the mythical and personal.
Despite arriving in December's darkest days, we'll be there just in time to experience and photograph what's predicted to some of the most spectacular Northern Lights in a decade.