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Mostra “Skovbo”

martedì 27 maggio 2008

Dal  Reykjavi­k Museum of Photography la press release per la mostra “Skovbo”

Viggo Mortensen: Hindsight-32, 2002 Viggo Mortensen: Beaver Pond, 1995 Viggo Mortensen, Erie, 2005
 Viggo Mortensen, Midsommer, 2006  Viggo Mortensen, Pukerua-Bay, 2003.





31- May – 31. August 2008

The Reykjavík Museum of Photography is pleased to announce the exhibition SKOVBO by Viggo Mortensen. The title of the exhibition SKOVBOis from the photographer’s second native language, Danish, and could be translated as “home in the forest” or in a wider context – life in the forest.

Many people may connect the name of this multi-talented artist with acting rather than photography, as he has been very successful as a movie actor for which he recently received an Oscar nomination. Mortensen finds more than one path to channel his artistic creation and often mixes them together. Thus, his acting is only a part of a larger whole as he is recognized for his photography, which he has been doing for many years, together with painting, poetry and music. Viggo Mortensen has travelled widely and has lived in various places in his life. He uses his immediate surroundings where he is staying any time as the subject of his photographs. Whether it is rays of sunlight breaking into a thick tree foliage in Krakow, Poland, a man climbing stairs in the Ural Mountains, a sun-scorched bush in New Mexico or sedge at the edge of a forest in Zealand, Denmark, the way he perceives the world is clearly apparent in his photographs, which have a certain lyrical and dreamlike quality to them.

A book of the same title accompanies the exhibition. The book is presented as follows:
In this new collection of images and poems are trees and the memory of trees, ghosts, words, nights, days, lives, deaths, and safe haven for them all in the place where “… the twigs become branches, / And the mist becomes make-believe.. .” (Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam). If you daren’t enter the forest, or cannot find it, then perhaps you might find one tree, or a place where a tree could be, and just stop for a quiet moment to see what happens.

In 2002 Mortensen founded the publishing company Perceval Press which focuses on his interests: arts, photography, poetry and literature. As many Icelanders are aware, not long ago the company published a book of the works of Icelandic painter, Georg Guðni, was published by the company. Books of Viggo Mortensen´s own photography include: Recent Forgeries (Smart Art Press, 1998) SignLanguage (Smart Art Press, 2002), Coincidence of Memory (Perceval Press, 2002), Hole In The Sun (Perceval Press, 2002) and most recently SKOVBO (Perceval Press, 2008)

 © Ljósmyndasafn Reykjavíkur / Reykjavik Museum of Photography 2006

Articolo su “The Road”

martedì 27 maggio 2008

Un interessante articolo dal set di “The Road” a Erie, Pennsylvania.

da The New York Times

At World’s End, Honing a Father-Son Dynamic

Kodi Smit-McPhee on the set of “The Road,” an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel, in which he plays the son to Viggo Mortensen’s father.


Published: May 27, 2008

ERIE, Pa. – Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Road,” takes place in a world that, because of some unexplained catastrophe, has just about ended. The sky is gray, the rivers are black, and color is just a memory. The landscape is covered in ash, with soot falling perpetually from the air. The cities are blasted and abandoned. The roads are littered with corpses either charred or melted, their dreams, Mr. McCarthy writes, “ensepulchred within their crozzled hearts.”

Skovbo: mostra in Islanda

mercoledì 21 maggio 2008

Grazie ad una mail ricevuta dal Reykjavík Museum of Photography siamo felici di poter dare qualche piccolo particolare in più sulla mostra in Islanda




31- May – 31. August 2008



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Lo Hobbit e sequel

mercoledì 21 maggio 2008

Da un articolo su Guillermo Del Toro si sa che la pre-produzione de “Lo Hobbit” e il suo sequel è iniziata e per il momento sono stati contattati 3 attori che hanno interpretato i film precedenti, tra loro c’è Viggo.

da Variety

But del Toro since committed to helming “The Hobbit,” which will keep him in New Zealand for the next four years.

“I’ll carry my weight on the creative side, in choosing elements and storyboarding, but it will be up to Mark and the director we choose to execute the day to day,” he said. “The Hobbit” is a “monumental task, and I don’t want to do anything that detracts from my attention to that.”

Pre-production is about to get under way on the two-part “Hobbit.” Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens are expected to pen the scripts under the direction of Peter Jackson and del Toro. Preliminary contact has already been made with at least three actors whose “Lord of the Rings” characters also appear in the “Hobbit” storyline: Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn), Ian McKellen (Gandalf) and Andy Serkis (Gollum).

“We will all be involved in the script in some fashion but the exact definition is about a week away, ” said del Toro. “I am all for keeping the actors who originated the parts, as much as availability and their willingness will allow.”

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