Iceland (i/ˈaɪslænd/; Icelandic:Ísland[ˈistlant]), also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordicisland country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It has a population of 329,100 and an area of 103,000km2 (40,000sqmi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence still keeps summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.
Iceland has extensive volcanic and geothermal activity. The rift associated with the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which marks the division between the European and North Americantectonic plates, runs across Iceland from the southwest to the northeast. This geographic feature is prominent at the Þingvellir National Park, where the promontory creates an extraordinary natural amphitheatre. The site was the home of Iceland's parliament, the Alþing, which was first convened in 930. It is a common misconception that Þingvellir are located at the juncture between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. However, they are in fact at the juncture of the North American continental plate and a smaller plate (approx. 10,000 km2) called the Hreppar Microplate (Hreppaflekinn).
Iceland is an EP released by All About Eve in 2002. It was described mainly as a winter (rather than specifically Christmas) EP, although five out of seven of the songs do contain references to Christmas or are songs particularly connected with it.
... of contemporary creative voices exploring the medium of choreography for the camera! Join co-founders Ali Kenner Brodsky and Andy Russ to watch a diverse collection of thought-provoking international films by artists from Canada, Estonia, Iceland, Israel, and the United States.
Among the 2,300 people living in this harbor town perched on Iceland’s northern coast, Orlygsson may be the highest-profile fan of FireSaga... The pair – who are “probably not” brother and sister – are selected by default to represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest after a ship carrying more prominent Icelandic singers explodes.
Among the 2,300 people living in this harbour town perched on Iceland’s northern coast, Orlygsson may be the highest-profile fan of FireSaga... The pair – who are “probably not” brother and sister – are selected by default to represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest after a ship carrying more prominent Icelandic singers explodes.
Discussing the “cultural hero” will be Amber Broderick, symphony teaching artist and Falmouth campus manager/registrar who is also a music historian ...Dreams of the Farthest Reaches,” featuring watercolor paintings by an artist who’s been inspired by ice in New England but also much farther afield.
Artists residence Upernavik, GreenlandPhotograph... These days you’ll find almost as many artists and musicians as fishers on the north coast of Iceland ... A few years ago I was commissioned to interview the artist Lynne Avadenka, and we arranged to talk on the five-hour drive from her home in Detroit to Chicago, where we both had meetings lined up ... .
Opened March 18 and called Diller Daniels, the space is dedicated to the work of Icelandic artists as a tribute to her home country ... To work with Icelandic artists became such a no-brainer because it allowed me to connect with my roots again ... Icelanders admire artists and those who ...
To reflect the artists’ wide-ranging tastes and references, we have compiled this playlist on Spotify ...Music is at the core of numerous works by the Icelandic artist, and at the heart of his desire to work with ensembles ... When asked about the music she listens to as she works, the South African artist says.
Across the gallery, one sees -- “Ratljóst” -- a series of four moody photos of sparse Icelandic winterscapes as darkness descends, lending them an unsettling aura ... “Ratljóst is a uniquely Icelandic word that loosely translates, ‘only enough light to find one's way,’” writes Matthew Hamon in his artistic statement ... It unites the artists.
Ever dreamed of hanging artworks by leading artists around your home? Well now you can for free, thanks to augmented reality or AR as it is known ... Danish-Icelandic artist Eliasson said ... Argentinian artist Tomas Saraceno is using augmented reality to encourage people to tackle their fears by letting a giant spider loose in their homes.
The artist Charles Gaines put it better than anyone ... Gaines is one of eight artists interviewed for the second series of A brush with…, where each was asked ... And the writers and poets are absorbed into the artists’ work in distinct ways ... The Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson picked two distinct classics with some shared themes.
... artists from all over the world including NinaChanel Abney, Olafur Eliasson, Cao Fei, Alicja Kwade, and others ... That experience, an augmented reality smartphone app that enables you to view the first augmented reality artwork by the Icelandic artist and curator, received 3 stars.