Silent Island is an exchange project between young people from small islands in Scandinavia. The project started on Andøya in 2002. So far, young artists from Iceland, Norway and the Faeroe Islands have been taking part in the project.
For three days they go to a desert island, where they manage without mobile phones, clocks, computers and TVs. They are far from people and live in fishermen’s shacks or tents. They explore the particular transitions between sea and land, silence and isolation that the island reflects. On the island, they only use their senses. To document their observations they use pencil and notepad.
The result of the research will be presented as a performance when we return to the island where the host participants come from.
This summer, the project continues in Gøtu, Faeroe Islands. For three days we will stay on the deserted island Lítla Dímun.
The project Silent Island is created by the young Norwegian stage artist Katrine M. E. Strøm.