Preschool Barnabol

The preschool in Skagaströnd, a village of 500 inhabitants on the northcoast of Iceland, celebrates it’s 35-th anniversary. NES artist residency commissioned visual artist AnneMarie van Splunter from the Netherlands to make a retrospective film. AnneMarie asked 88 pupils and staff who are or were at Leikskólinn Barnaból between 1977-2012 to swivel around with the film camera.

Local music teacher Hugrún Sif Hallgrímsdóttir composed and performed with her husband Jón Olafur Sigurjónsson a beautiful waltz to the rotating images of children and adult’s faces.

The film is edited to the beat of the music: image and sound interact, evoking an idea of a festive reunion, a waltz through time and generations. It’s a celebration: Happy Anniversary Leikskólinn Barnaból!!