In August 2019, 18 artists from around the world spent two weeks together at Laumulistasamsteypan, an annual summer camp for artists on the island of Hrisey, Iceland.
Organised around the theme ‘The Jester at the Round Table’, the artists got straight to playing, devising games to structure artist collaboration and co-habitation, and to generate new artworks.
On Hrisey, the municipal pool was at the centre of activities, mediating layered social interactions in capacity as swimming baths/ village hall, with wifi, free coffee, and fastidious hygiene rules. The artists visited daily.
Rarely a place for swimming, Middlesex Presents… ‘The Jesters Pool’ is a portal to Hrisey, and a slippery response to the 2019 iteration of Laumulistasamsteypan residency for the Art Licks Weekend.
Followed by the Jesters at the Pool Party at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 9.30pm-12.30am. Read more here.
Helena Aðalsteinsdóttir, Ned Armstrong, Alex Bex, Bára Bjarnadóttir, Sara Björg Bjarnadóttir, Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir, Veigar Ölnir Gunnarsson, Hrefna Guðmundsdóttir, Alexía Rós Gylfadóttir, Árni Jónsson, Jessie Krish, Arna María Kristjánsdóttir, Harriet Lansdown, Saulė Noreikaitė, Austin Redman, Jesse Rivers, Josephine van Schendel, Susan van Veen
Helena Aðalsteinsdóttir, Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir, Jessie Krish
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