A glimpse at the mutual curiosity and suspicion between humans and animals. This piece features the white tailed deer of Fire Island, where they have no natural predators and are habituated to living with and being monitored by humans. ISLAND ARCADIA celebrates the beauty of the deer and the island while exploring the notion of wildlife, and wondering what wildlife thinks of us. The deer are crepuscular animals, and the music is inspired by the idea of a life experienced mainly at dawn and dusk.
Emilie Lundstrøm is a Danish visual artist currently living & working in New York City. She has a Masters from ICP-Bard’s Program in Advanced Photographic Studies, and studied fine art photography at the Glasgow School of Art (BFA). Emilie is interested in the the transformations and cycles of the natural world, and their confrontations with “civilization”. Her MFA show, Imago (International Center of Photography, NY, 2014), was inspired by silk worms, incorporating photography, cyanotype on silk, and video installation. She has exhibited at the Charlottenborg Kunsthal – Spring Exhibition (Copenhagen, 2011), Copenhagen Photography Festival (2012), Royal Scottish Academy – New Contemporary Exhibition (Edinburgh, 2012), Rising Water: Photographs of Hurricane Sandy (Governors Island, NY, 2013), and elsewhere.
Hunter Simpson is a musician & composer, originally from North Carolina, now living in New York. He has released two records and toured nationally under the name Daytona. He works as a consultant to foreign book publishers, and once appeared, albeit very briefly, on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Season 14, Episode 21).