Eyjapæja (Island Girl)
Video and Installation, 2022
The eruption was the most famous in Iceland and it was documented extensively in the news. The footage and imagery became part of the public record. This record is combined with the impressions held in memory through my mother’s story. In the video, three scenes are presented at once.
In the installation of these vidoes, each video had a different length. When the videos first played, the imagery is clearly laid out and sequenced in a deliberate way, but as the videos loop again and again, new sequencing occurs. Similar to what happens when we tell a story, every time we tell it, it changes ever so slightly.
Full video here.