L/R- left and right through the mountains in Suldal

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.

IMG_20131022_121349The farm house where we had the pleasure to stay at

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.

 

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The way up

IMG_20131022_104248The amazing view

IMG_20131022_104649Kirke and Sarah in front of the residency house

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.

IMG_20131022_110702Kirke having a talk with Sarah and Brenna

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.

IMG_20131022_110618Some wonderful art by Sarah

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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

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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).

Tou Scene

 

IMG_20131022_183914Kirke and geir having a talk in Rogaland Art Center

IMG_20131022_193822The dinner 

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.