Hraun II
SW Iceland, fall 2017

With a steady 20-25% increase of inbound visitors each year, the thriving Icelandic economy has been exerting visible pressures on the landscape leaving deep scars such as quarries and unfinished infrastructure.

Yet the Icelandic tourist industry keeps selling the image of an unspoilt nature to millions of tourists, travelling from far and wide to go further and further inland to experience what they were sold. The human agency is moulding every corner of the country.

In previous trips, I directly engaged with the slashing gesture of canonical Western dualisms such as nature/culture. This time around, I strived to diminish the immediate importance of the dualistic frontier by scattering it in the frame.

These images are meant to be printed large to suggest with greater acuity that the slash is now flat gone. 

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