This August, the association Landsbyggðin lifi (LBL) is hosting three artists from the French company “Groupe ToNNe” in Kópasker (Iceland) for a creative residency in the framework of the European project “Lands of Butterflies”. For three weeks the artists work together with the local population on the interpretation of the collective memory of the women of Kópasker captured during the workshops developed with the women of the village in the winter and spring of 2023. Through music, illustration and the creation of videos, the collective of artists will capture the experiences and knowledge gathered during their stay in a series of artistic pieces that they will show to the community.
To accompany this community and creative process, Landsbyggðin lifi (LBL) is also organising a series of activities on intangible heritage that will create moments and spaces for artists and local people to meet and exchange on the new perspectives that this project is generating on the role of women in rural communities. Some of the proposals that will be developed throughout the month are meetings with artists and local people.
They are accompanied by two members of La Ponte-Ecomuséu (Villanueva de Santo Adriano in Asturias, Spain) who have travelled to the island to accompany the process, exchange information and compare women’s views on the way of life and cultural landscapes of both rural territories.
The project “Lands of Butterflies” is a European cooperation project co-funded by the Creative Europe programme and developed by La Ponte-Ecomuséu, the Icelandic association Landsbyggdin Lifi,Fel I Landvor and the French art company Groupe ToNNe. It aims to recover and enhance through art the collective memories of rural women in Europe.