Observing short days

Since early December 2014, I've been living in Iceland, in Ólafsfjörður, one of the country's northernmost fishing towns, under the Northern Lights, the Arctic Circle, and the shadow of volcanic mountains.

Photographer Yiannis Hadjiaslanis and I are artists in residence at Listhús Artspace, after our art/documentary collaboration the extra-ordinary won a Listhús Skammdegi AIR Award to spend the midwinter documenting life here, amid the snow.

The result is our new project, the observance of short days, an exploration of the intersection between light and dark - in residents' lives, as well as skies - a wander through homes and hearts and icy streets, during the darkest time of year.

A preview of photographic prints is currently on show at the Listhús í Fjallabyggð gallery, and here, online. Accompanied by words and soundscapes, it will become a publication in coming months.