Exkursion nach Island

14. - 17. Juni 2010 / Roadtrip

Sonntag, 13/06/10
23:40: Ankunft
24.00: Pick up zum Nature reserve Landmannalaugar

Montag, 14/06/10
05:00: Ankunft in Landmannalaugar
– Wanderungen von Landmannalaugar
– Zusammen kochen und essen
– Übernachtung in der Hütte

Dienstag, 15/06/10
– Wanderung von Landmannalauger nach Hrafntinnusker
– Zusammen kochen und essen
– Übernachtung in der Hütte

Mittwoch, 16/06/10
– Geothermische Gegend
– Zusammen kochen und essen
– Übernachtung in einer Hütte in Hvanngil

Donnerstag, 17/06/10
– Flug nach Berlin

Exkursion organisiert von: Olafur Eliasson, Eric Ellingsen und Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir

‘On the second day of walking, we let the topography, the rolling hills and mountains, guide us as we embarked on a journey without a trail. Distance had to be estimated and negotiated. Navigation became a concern. We set out in the morning across the obsidian fields called Hrafntinnusker, west of the volcano Hekla. The black volcanic glass reflected our bodies, movement, and the sky like mirrors scattered all over the ground. It generated a sense of fragility in us when we walked, causing every little step to be tentative rather than confident. To walk is to produce an instant future. Here the future was rich with uncertainty. As we walked through the fields of shiny surfaces, the obsidian deflected our gaze from what lay ahead, constructing a sense of the space we had just left behind. Like a rear-view mirror, the black stones gave a ‘then’ to our ‘now’ and ‘soon’. Time was given space. Immediate futures were produced through fragmented images of the past.’

From Rear view time, written by Olafur after a two-day hike in Iceland with his then students from the Institut für Raumexperimente