artist book, acrylic & oil pastel on plastic & cut outs on paper, A4, 2014
While being in a residence in the North of Iceland, the volcano Bárðarbunga started to be active. Two weeks long the magma searched a way out through the glacier Vatnajökull, accompanied with a lot of earthquakes. Finally, in the last days of my residence, the magma could escape behind the ice. In that way a clash between fire and ice was avoided and a lot of possible catastrophes as high ash clouds and floods in the North stayed away.
The running magma under the glacier found a reflection in the light falling through the roof windows between the rafters of the exhibition space PAK in Gistel. The closed window has an accentuation on the top instead of a windowsill. It strengthens the power of the form of an ice cap.