Konrad Korabiewski, *1978 in Lodz, POL, lives and works in DEN/POL/ISL/GER; studied at The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, DEN Kristján Loðmfjörð, *1977 in ISL, lives and works in Seyðisfjörður, ISL; studied at ArtEZ AKI, The Enschede Academy of Visual Arts, Enschede, NED 2014 ZKM, Karlsruhe, GER; daadgalerie, Berlin, GER; Tsonami Sound Art Festival 2014, Casa E., Valparaíso, CHI; Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Seyðisfjörður, ISL
The audio-visual installation NS-12 was made on board the trawler Gullver. Fully aware of the changeable weather, media artist Konrad Korabiewski and film maker Kristján Loðmfjörð went on board the Islandic ship in order to capture the sights and sounds of everyday work at sea. To the background noise of the engines, we see close-ups of the deck, the engine room, the cabin, the galley and the corridors down below. Romantic ideas about seafaring and the mighty sea are contrasted with the physical reality of the ship and the work carried out on it. Sung by Vigdís Finnbogadóttir and the Seyðisfjörður church choir, the matter-of-fact entries in the captain’s and the engine room logs, with their measured rhythm, seem like magical tales which provide an attractive framework for the mechanical proceedings on the Gullver. The ship seems to be a self-contained organism which keeps on altering its position in reaction to the sea.