The LungA School currently has three different programmes. They exist separately, simultaneously and function as each other’s support and constant interruption. When we talk about programs we are referring to those frames into which we make the initial invitation, and to which you can apply. This invitation is a starting point and the way that the programs then unfold and how the relation and boundaries between the programs develop, is constantly moving.

84 – A composition for untrained voices

'84' is 84 days. The twelve week program '84' is where it all started and this is open for everyone to apply. It takes place two times a year, in the fall and in the spring. You can see when the next program is HERE.

Whether you have a background in art, or wish to pursue further education within this, is not important. It is important that you have a desire to learn and explore, and an openness towards surprises and challenges.



Clarification


'84' is 84 days. 84 days is twelve weeks. Those twelve weeks are a mix of workshops hosted by guest artists and weeks that are focused on developing one’s own praxis through experimentation, conversation and reflection.

You stay and live at the school for the duration of the program.

In Between 1234 – Introduction

1153 is the height of Mount Sandhólatindur measured in meters. Mount Sandhóll is the tallest mountain of Seyðisfjörður. 81 is the depth of the deepest spot of Seyðisfjörður’s ocean floor. Put together, 1234 is a situation, an incident in between the height and the depth of Seyðisfjörður. In Between 1234 is the name of a new programme at the LungA School.

In Between 1234 is a circle of decomposing and composing, constructing, and demolishing.

In Between 1234 is a time frame in which we strive to rewild our people, our institutions, our knowledge, our methods, our materials and our sense of nature.

In Between 1234 is not a survival guide.
In Between 1234 is not a food resource information platform.
In Between 1234 is not a mountain guide education.
In Between 1234 is also inherently not deprived of these things.

In Between 1234 is a movement that aims for shortening the gap between man as an animal and an animal as man. Stepping out from the concrete walls we have constructed to live in, inviting the soil, the grass and the weather to live with us, not just as an entity to observe from an outside perspective.

In Between 1234 is an attempt to rewire, rebirth and rebecome. What that means is up to the individual participant and the group as an entity.

“You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.“ The sun rises bringing us a new day, the shelters are all around us if you know where to look, there is food in the hills and the waters if you care to find it.

Concrete things


In Between 1234 is a four-week-program in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland, from January 9th until February 3rd.

It is a space created to connect deeper and differently to the fjord, to the land, to wherever you and we are. It is an attempt to create a sense of belonging to nature - to the land - to ourselves.

We will collect and harvest. We will hike and hunt. We will nurture and grow. We will ponder and experiment. We will document and share. We will be in the mountains and occasionally sleep outside. We will need good boots and a bag of trail mix.

FAQ


Cost: The students at LungA School pay tuition to attend the program. This includes food and accommodation during the program. It also includes equipment used in the workshops. The price for the 4 week program ’In Between 1234’ is 175.000 ISK.

Age limit: There is no age limit at the LungA School so everyone is welcome to appy. Most of our students are between 18 and 30 years old.

Accommodation: We will provide accommodation two days before and after the program. Before and after that you are on your own.

Health: If you are able to hike up a mountain (400m high) then you are good to go!

Traveling to Seyðisfjörður: Traveling from abroad, there are a few ways to get to Seyðisfjörður. One option is to take Norræna, the Smyrilline ferry. It sails weekly to Seyðisfjörður from Hirthals in Denmark, with a stop in the Faroe Islands Another option is flying to Keflavík Airport, and either driving for 8–10 hours, or flying to Egilsstaðir (20 min drive from Seyðisfjörður).

Equipment needs: We ask our participants to bring outdoor clothes, good hiking boots and a sleeping bag that is rated -5 degrees. If you have difficulties finding the right equipment, please let us know and we will try our best to help you out. Here is a list of things to bring:
Woolen underwear, woolen undershirt, hiking pants, warm sweater, down jacket, rain pants, hiking shoes, walking socks, hat, gloves, backpack, sleeping bag rated -5 °c, spork, food container, cup, pocket knife, water bottle, sunglasses, sun protection, personal medical kit, swimwear.

Note


The LungA School is an entity staging its own existence. It is the form given to an attempt to live our way into some answers that cannot be found in any other way than by the passing of time, the unfolding of events and the thoughtful consideration and contemplation upon it all.

Or rather: it is the form given to a way of living with the questions.

Our programs move through different stages. These are characterized by a difference in language, a difference in content and a difference in focus, but also by a similarity which allows for several cycles to occur during the program and several opportunities to revisit an idea or a medium in order to experience the changes in perception that occurs over time.

The stages occur chronologically, but are overlapping and seamlessly woven together so that the journey through them becomes one continous movement. We exist and explore in the space between clarity and madness. And you are most welcome to join.

Residency


The residency program is a twelve-week program that exists alongside the programmes’. The Residency invites artists to bring their work and practice into the LungA School, and into a situation where they exist alongside all the other activities that take place, informing, influencing and disturbing these. The residency is curated by the LungA School and is currently by invitation only.