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Different movements can effect both entities involved dependent on the characteristics of each surface entity: The contact between the very sharp stones of the Sand Mountain and the body sliding over these. Results: Pain (because of the sharp stones). Numbness (due to the cold wind). Marks on the body (blue marks and scratches).

The outcome During the residency I made a total of 7 experiments, where more had several parts. The experiments interfaced: Ice, lava field, more types of stones, grass / hay and interventions was additionally made in rock formations and in the landscape. For the Fljótstunga open house I found it interesting to create a lecture performance to illustrate my process and research. For this I took departure in the form of an academic text, where quotes were read aloud and supported by the performed physical (inter)actions with materials. Essential questions that arose through the research and from the experiments: • How is it possible to capture the interfacing of the body with the environment? • How can you measure pain and cold (e.g. wind that is colder when storming and bruises that appear through interaction with stones)? • How to illustrate the interaction of the two entities constituting the interface of a certain action? • One thing is the surfaces that the body is touching (that is chosen for it to interact with), but what about those conditions that involuntarily forces itself upon the body, like the wind and the temperatures - are they not also interfacing the body?

Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen - performance artist from Denmark  

Report for Fljótstunga Artist Residency 2015. All images/texts are copyrighted to document's author.