Entanglements (Iceland)

digital photographs, 2022

Entanglement with a Lava Bubble and Entanglement with a Tectonic Rift are two of the works that came out of a month spent in Iceland travelling with the vulcanologist Simon Matthews of the University of Iceland. Over this month a series of interactions and entanglements were made with the fabric of the Earth’s crust, and the gasses and liquids emerging from its fissures. Entanglement with a Tectonic Rift shows a body braced between the diverging tectonic plates of North America and Europe, and Entanglement with a Lava Bubble shows a body curled into the negative space of a solidified bubble within a cold lava-flow. A further work was the action: Collaboration with a Volcano (frying eggs for a vulcanologist) – where the heat of newly erupted lava was used to prepare breakfast for a vulcanologist.