núna(now) featured in Uptown magazine
Exploring common ground
The sixth annual núna (now) festival emphasizes collaboration between Icelandic and Canadian artists
Call it the little festival that could.
Now in its sixth year, núna (now) — an annual multi-disciplinary festival dedicated to Icelandic and Canadian arts — continues to break new artistic ground thanks to a small-but-dedicated curatorial team that includes actor/director Arne MacPherson, video artist Erika MacPherson, intermedia artist/choreographer Freya Björg Olafson, Weakerthans frontman John K. Samson, singer Tristin Tergesen and filmmaker Caelum Vatnsdal.
“It really is a labour of love,” MacPherson says. “Atli Ásmundsson, the Consul General of Iceland in Manitoba, had this dream of a festival that would unite Icelandic and Canadian artists. He had this vision of cross-Atlantic pollination. To see that dream realized in such a tangible way is incredible.”
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