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Unpronounceable volcanoes, Björk, Vikings, Recreation of Thrones – these are among the belongings you would possibly consider referring to Iceland. This distant and interesting island, positioned in the midst of the Atlantic Ocean with a inhabitants of 360,000 individuals, is likely one of the most artistic nations on the earth. Is it as a result of isolation, the inspiration from nature or its centuries-old folklore legends? Eve Jackson goes to the land of ice and hearth to seek out out why Iceland has such an distinctive and disproportionate quantity of artists.
The skills she meets embrace:
Showrunner and screenwriter of TV collection ‘Katla’ and ‘Trapped’ Sigurjon Kjartansson, who takes us to one in all his filming areas. It’s a black sand seaside in Vik, a city in southeast Iceland positioned near the volcano from which the present Katla takes its title.
Bestselling crime author of ‘Snare’, ‘Entice’ and ‘Betrayal’ Lilja Sigurardottir takes us to one of many spots the place she set one in all her homicide scenes. She tells us why extra books are written, revealed and offered per individual per yr in Iceland than wherever else on the planet.
The nation’s prime standup comic Ari Eldjarn talks about being the primary Icelandic humorous man to have a present on Netflix.
Conceptual artist Hrafnhildur Arnardottir aka Shoplifter talks about her unbelievable artwork set up product of artificial hair in Reykavik, and why Icelanders are open-minded and free spirited.