In Birdwatching and Silver Sunbeam, Rainy Siagian attempts to observe the way the midnight sun affects the landscape in Iceland.
Which is a natural phenomenon that takes place during the summertime, where a consecutive 24-hour span of sunlight can be experienced.
By switching her day into night and night into day, body and mind got fully confused. Days seem to be endless. Dark, starry night can’t be observed. Through wandering in nature, a conceivable field of action was created within her, an intermediate space full of transformative dynamics. After midnight while everyone else is asleep, the birds and herself seem to be the only one who is still awake in the land where the sun doesn’t set, it barely touches the horizon and fades seamlessly into the sunrise.
About Rainy Siagian
Rainy Siagian (b.1994) is an artist based in-between Brussels (Belgium) and Reykjavik (Iceland). In her work, she constructs a different understanding of the meaning of light and space. Playing with confusion and the unknown of the tradition of romantic landscape. Whereas some images are carefully constructed, others are incidental scenes she encounters, thus becoming less about a specific subjects and more about feeling.
After she obtained her MFA at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium, Siagian has repeatedly returned to Iceland, which has since been a fertile source of inspiration for her. A continuous exploring on the unexpected juxta-positions between locations, ideas and forms. Foregrounding the fragments, light and magical thinking is what defines her practice. [Official Website]