The Arc­tic gets arty, Lo­foten, Nor­way

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This is Hen­ningsvaer, pop­u­la­tion 460, although dur­ing Septem­ber the num­ber of peo­ple on this re­mote speck of land off north­west Nor­way will swell to 5,000 as artists and vis­i­tors ar­rive for the Lo­foten In­ter­na­tional Art Fes­ti­val (Liaf), Nor­way’s long­est-run­ning arts bi­en­nial. Draw­ings, video and in­stal­la­tions, on the theme of “Taste the fu­ture”, are on show in three for­mer fish pro­cess­ing plants. The village foot­ball pitch – one of the most spec­tac­u­larly lo­cated in the world – will also be used as a back­drop for one per­for­mance. • Liaf runs un­til 1 Oc­to­ber (

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