LAURA ARENA
Posted on October 19, 2016 by lorarena on Uncategorized

The Origin of Water, The Origin of a People

The Origin of Water, The Origin of a People, highlights work in Ilulissat Greenland, in North Carolina with the Lumbee Nation and at Standing Rock with the water protectors in North Dakota in 2016. This video screened at Second Sundays at the Pioneer Works on (10/09/2016) located in Red Hook and at Home Audio Series […]

Posted on July 6, 2016 by lorarena on Uncategorized

VIDEOS, AUDIO, PHOTOS AND NOW FLICKR

My traveling has come to an end and it is time for me to get to work. I have begun the arduous and long, process of going through my documentation of the last 4 months of working on “Learning How to Fly” in Iceland, Greenland, and now in the United States. Since the start of […]

Posted on June 29, 2016 by lorarena on Uncategorized

IT’S A SWAMP THING

I spent the day in my car tracing the Lumberton River that spreads itself out, throughout the Lumberton area. Parking along overpasses with the marking Lumberton River and then making my way below. All my time spent in Lumberton I have never ventured below. I grew up with a mother who told me stories of […]

Posted on May 11, 2016 by lorarena on Uncategorized

SLEDGE DOGS

One of the most iconic Greenlandic images I have is sledge dogs (dog sledding). Funny upon arrival I didn’t realize how important they are to the local community, not until I saw a local tourist map that has a red slashed lines for areas for sledge dogs which covered the entire periphery of Ilulisaat. On […]

Posted on May 9, 2016 by lorarena on Uncategorized

ARTIST RESIDENCY AT ILULISSAT ART MUSEUM

May 6th-20th I am an artist in residence at the Ilulissat Art Museum which features the works of Emanuel A. Peterson and of contemporary Greenlandic, Danish and foreign artists. This beautiful building that I am so privileged to be living in and working in was once the residence of the “Colony Manager” in 1923. Here […]

Posted on April 22, 2016 by lorarena on Uncategorized

CYCLES, CIRCLES AND CALENDARS

SUMARDAGURINN FYRSTI is the first day of summer in Iceland. It is the first Thursday after April 18th, which happened to be yesterday April 21st for the year 2016. How is this possible to celebrate Summer so early? Especially in a climate like Iceland when the temperature was yesterday around 4 degree celsius? In Iceland […]

Posted on April 5, 2016 by lorarena on Uncategorized

FREE MOVEMENT AND DECISIONS

I have been completely avoiding any planning these days, actually any real thinking of the future in general because of my upcoming trip to Greenland. I know ‘poor me, having to plan a trip to Greenland.’ I don’t want to sound like I am complaining. But the mere fact that paralyzes me completely is there […]

Posted on March 15, 2016 by lorarena on Uncategorized

FISH FACTORY in Stöðvarfjörður

I am an artist in residence at the FISH FACTORY, Creative Centre in Stöðvarfjörður for the months of March/April 2016 with two other artists, Lana Schneider a visual artist from Belgium and David James Andrew a poet from England, in March, and Morgan Murphy, a visual artist from USA and Sine Lindholm, a visual artist/architect […]