Livonian Værksted (in development) is a collaborative visual project between architect Hannah Wood and artist Isla Badenoch, formerly of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. It draws inspiration from two unusual and yet comparable locations: the disappearance of a culture known as the Livonians in western Latvia and the Danish town of Skagen, on the northernmost tip of Jutland. The project maps out impressions and ideas between the two sites and the people we met there.
Livonian Værksted explores the connections between the fading traditional communities of Livonia and Skagen, and ask whether the visual arts can create an alternative history when official archives fail to record the past. The project includes representational processes using traditional intalgio etching & photo-etching combined with film, projection mapping & digital technologies. Artworks will be exhibited as installations in both Latvia and Denmark.