Events | Eldur Á Himni - Fire In The Sky

Los Angeles | May 31, 2014 | 7:00 PM

© Boris Schaarschmidt
ELDUR Á HIMNI - FIRE IN THE SKY is the creative product of Boris Schaarschmidt's three-month stint in the filmmakers' program THE WEIGHT OF MOUNTAINS at NES Artists' residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland.

Only for a few months during the darkness of winter, the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, are visible during cloudless nights. Camping out in the remoteness of Northern Iceland night after night, Boris captured the fascinating spectacle in the sky and documented the magical dance of the Northern Lights in stunning photographs as well as in a mesmerizing video installation. Tim Marshall, one of the curators of The Weight of Mountains, will be present.


To see the Aurora Borealis was always on my bucket list. A little disappointed at first, I realized that most pictures we see of the Aurora Borealis are deceiving and that its true beauty is revealed only in long time exposure. After my first captures, I was drawn to it and the results of my sleepless nights can be seen in my film and photographic work ELDUR Á HIMNI. - Boris Schaarschmidt


Boris Schaarschmidt is an award-winning filmmaker and alumnus of the American Film Institute's prestigious directing program. He also holds a BA in Design & Cinematography from the University of Applied Sciences in Dortmund, Germany. His films screened at countless festivals around the world, among them Raindance (London, UK), Hampton's Intl Filmfestival (NY), Max-Ophüls Preis Festival (Saarbrücken, GER), and Berlinale (Berlin, GER). Although Boris has been an avid photographer for most of his adult life, ELDUR Á HIMNI is his first public exhibit of his photographic work.

For more information about his work visit his website:


Every 2 years, The Weight of Mountains takes filmmakers and film artists into new territory; working from a different remote or challenging environment in the world each time to present new unique challenges for artists that push their boundaries and enable new adapted skill sets to emerge.
In 2015, they are heading to the edge of the Sahara desert in Morocco from September 18 - November 13. Their residency host will be Café Tissardmine

For more information about TWOM visit:

Presented by NES Artists' residency (Iceland), The Weight Of The Mountains and Villa Aurora
Music by Patrick Kirst featuring Scott Marcussen
Wine and snacks sponsored by AMI
Location: Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, Los Angeles, CA 90272
This event is free of charge. RSVP is required.
Please write an email to or call +1 310.454-4231

Street Parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service starts at 6 pm from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North East of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park on the Topanga State Park Lot!

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