Tuesday morning began with waking up among the incredible Norwegian mountains and sheep. We spent the night at an old farm house from the 19th century. After walking down the hill and saying hello to the sheep we enjoyed the company of L/R’s manager Gunhild and his father. Soon we were accompanied by Sarah- an artist from Canada doing her residency.
After getting some proper clothing from Gunhild’s father we took the hike (Norwegian hike!) up to the residency house. Sarah showed us the way and in 30 minutes we could see the amazing isolated house with a magnificent view.
We were welcomed to see the house from the inside. Sarah is doing a collaboration project with another Canadian artist Brenna. We got to take a look at what they had been doing for the last couple of weeks and talked about their fights with sheep to get the apples before the animals eat them.
The house is well renovated with a kitchen, a living room and three bedrooms. There is electricity and the water comes from a small creek just nearby. The view is breathtaking.
As this trip has been quite full of adventures another one was waiting for us. When climbing down the mountain we managed to get off the track. It took us some time to get down through the slippery rocks and leaves but finally we made it.
Kirke on the way down
After leaving Suldal we started driving to Stavanger through the unforgettable mountains. Four hours later we were already in front of Rogaland Art Center where we were welcomed by Geir who showed us around. There happend to be an Estonian exhibition opening in two weeks at the center. We were invited to have dinner with the team making the exhibition happen (many Estonian artists mong them) in a place called Tou Scene. The building was an old brewery and now welcomes to enjoy all different kinds of cultural activites (concerts, fairs, exhibitions etc).
After the fulfilling meal we said goodbye to Geir and the others. Then we started one of the most difficult rides of my life and made it through rain and wind to ARNA in Harlösa at 16.00 Wednesday. Now there are 2600 kilometres behind us and some more ahead.