Verksmiðjan, 601 Akureyri, Iceland
Opening times: daily from 14:00 - 17:00
Phishing the Landscape is a exhibition and experimental publication curated by Berlin-based artists Clementine Roy & Catriona Shaw and featuring positions by 9 international artists. The work in the exhibition presents positions related to phishing (a form of digital deception) in the context of urban and non-urban landscapes, such as the appropriation and 'hacking' of man-made structures formerly intended for other uses, as well as contemporary ‘updates’ of landscapes and their content. Perceptions of identity, history and use of these places is often altered not only by new types of use but also by the type of user: Former places of labour become places of leisure and art, wartime remnants provide hooks for fisherman's tackle or become playparks for children, and landscapes are reproduced and manipulated by digital means or technical terminology.
The exhibition will feature an accompanying programme with artist talks, workshops and visits for the local community.