Mobile Outskirts: Travel
+ the Driver
We travel from Trondheim to Kabelvåg in Lofoten
in a bus. It is a normal tourist bus, slightly modified
and driven by an old friend, Kjell Tomter, who makes
it an important part of his life to bring people safely
along the surface of the planet to different destinations
for a lot of interesting reasons. He also knows Lofoten
from visiting for ten years. We will use the bus for
excursions in Lofoten as well. The distance is around
800km, and we will cross mountain areas and also the
(so-called) Polar Circle. The trip will last for about
When you arrive in Trondheim, you will be put up in
a normal hotel for the first night. That is the last
you will see of this kind of comfort during the workshop.
Sleeping arrangements in Kabelvåg are very basic,
dormitories with bunk-beds and one shower and bathroom
shared by all. Bring ear–plugs, tolerance and
sleeping-pills. The location is very good though, privacy
can be found in the mountains or on the sea. The people
we stay with are very helpful and enthusiastic about
the project. The surprising thing about this place,
is that they have an Airport network running. So this
will be our access to the Internet.
There is a good art and film-school on a basic level
in the village, three minutes walk from our sea-house.
Nordland Kunst- og filmskole have provided us with space
to meet and work. We have access to a former prison
where there is an auditorium and also the house of the
magistrate, where there is a nice kitchen and other
spaces to meet. The place is done up by teachers and
students at the school. The school does not have any
useful Internet-access installed yet.
+ The Cook
It is now clear we will be able to bring a friend to
cook for us. Martin Musto is originally British, but
has lived in Norway for about 30 years now. He also
knows Lofoten well. We will use the magistrate’s
villa for meals and keep things in the fridge to snack
Camping gear.(sleeping bag, tent, cooking stuff, binoculars
and whatever) Bring your own towels.
Clothes: The climate is really unpredictable.
You should bring sweater, hat, muffler and gloves from
wool or fleece. Even long, woollen underwear can come
in handy. Also some good jacket against rain and wind,
preferably also rain pants. If you do not have these
things, we will try to borrow some. You should pack
your swimsuit or at least shorts, good sun-glasses and
high-factor sun screen if you have a light skin. The
price of wool socks in Lofoten can rise heavily in June!
And 24-hour sun is another matter when that happens.
Tech equipment: Bring what you have.
We will have some GPS gear and some other basic stuff.
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