Laumulistasamsteypan consists of a group of artists, annually and temporarily entwined on a small island called Hrísey in Eyjafjörður.
Laumulistasamsteypan is a residency, a cooking club, an oddity, a festival, an un-broadcasted reality TV show, a reunion, an expedition, a radio station and a transnational project meeting but first and foremost a summer camp for restless artists.
Laumulistasamsteypan (the Sly Art Association or the Hush-hush Art Alliance) is initiated by Helena Aðalsteinsdóttir and Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir and has been running since 2014. Laumulistasamsteypan is an amoeba that shifts shape according to the needs of the group and its organisers. Sometimes its tentacles expand abroad while on other occasions it shrinks down to its smallest core.
Laumulistasamsteypan offers an opportunity to orbit around suns unknown to your own artistic practise, to shift your weight temporarily and give all your attention and energy to the mission at hand and the group surrounding you. To make use of the space Laumulistasamsteypan creates to marinate with other brains and react to what’s happening around you.
Laumulistasamsteypan acts as artistic vitamine to its members that seeps in slowly and often months after the project is over, activating unexpected fields.
MEMBERS OF LAUMULISTASAMSTEYPAN
Sara Björg Bjarnadóttir
Arna María Kristjánsdóttir
Susan van Veen
Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir
Helene Johanne Christensen
Gunnar Örn Egilsson
Bergur Thomas Anderson
Logi Leó Gunnarsson
Una Björg Magnúsdóttir
Sjoerd van Leuuwen
Anton Logi Ólafsson
Thom van Hoek