Breiðdalssetur

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Summer (20th May - 15th Sept)

Open daily 11:00-18:00

Winter by arrangement

+354 470 5565 or +354 470 5560

Entrance fee: 500 kr.

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Breiðdalssetur Visindasetur in Helgustaðir quarry in N4 television programme "Að austan" (from the East) 17th Nov 2016

http://www.n4.is/is/thaettir/file/ad-austan-32

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Breiðdalssetur at the Exploration Festival in Húsavík

Slides of Breiðdalsseturs's talk on 23rd Oct here

Breiðdalssetur thanks The Exploration Museum in Húsavík kindly for this opportunity to present the organisation on an international level

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Walker's footage digitalized

Project Viscous shape. A professional artist team is working a continious film with the material. Their words after one week work with the material:

"It takes more than guts to peer into an erupting volcano... Or to stand beside a river of lava moving at 40mph... Or to gaze at a cloud of tephra larger than any skyscraper. It could even be said that in doing these things it's not just the earth's stomach that you witness but your own insides, your human guts and sense of scale. During the later years of his life, George Walker turned to investigating active volcanos as a way to perpetuate and develop the then little-known science of rheology (the study of fluid dynamics). Walker used cinematic technologies to record his rigorous explorations of lava flow, and only now have his films been rediscovered and preserved for the public to share in his life's work. With an eye for the unlikely and ineffable, artists Curtis Tamm (USA) and Hermione Spriggs (UK) reopen the unseen cinematic and textual archives of George Walker. Through a collaboration with Breiðdalssetur, geology center, the artists work with Walker's archive as a way to engage the literal and metaphysical implications raised by the groundbreaking work of this scarcely known geologist."

 arts-council

Supported by the Arts Council England International Development Fund

Download the 30 sec teaser here Viscous shape

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Breiðdalssetur at "The Explorers Festival", 23. okt. á Húsavík

http://www.explorationmuseum.com/festival/

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Symposium on history of Breiðdalur area in Icelandic

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