The Scent Bank
As part of an art project in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland, we need to cultivate our garden. The project is called ‘The Scent Bank’ (thescentbank.com) and we will grow plants indoors in bottle towers (hydroponic) and outdoors. Flowers and plants will be destilled extracting hydrosol and essential oil in order to make a scent library. The Scent Bank is an art project in its starting fase. If you would like to be part of art in the making from the beginning, here is your chance.
We are looking for a helper ASAP who knows his or her way around the garden, hydroponics (not a must) and plants in general, and who’s willing to be lending a hand here and there around the house. The garden hasn’t been used for growing anything for a while, so you’ll have to start from scratch (very exiting!).
Seyðisfjörður has a very lively community of artists, musicians, cultural events and lovely people in general. And if you like hiking there are two huge mountains here, as well as loads of birds at the end of the fjord at Skálanes waiting to be looked at
The project is formed by Philippe Clause. He's an artist, designer, musician and much more. He's from France and has been living in Iceland for the past 10 years. You will be living in his house, where the project will take place. Here he also has his gallery, esualc, in which he sells his unique scarves as well as art by local and international artists who live in the village.
Managing and helping out with the project is Ida Feltendal. She is from Denmark and has lived in the village on and off for the past two years, the first of which as a member of the art collective HEIMA, while finishing her MA in Denmark.
The house is welcoming, and has housed many visiting artists over the years. Many people come here for the summer to work, and the village is very busy during that time of year. In July there's the LungA Art Festival attracting people from all over the world ending with exhibitions and concerts.
You will get food and accomodation, and we will work together forming what will happen in the garden. Your input is very much appreciated