C-type photographic prints, 63 x 83 cm, limited edition of 7, 2006-2007
Lonely Place dwellers:
The core concept explores how solitary individuals create a community based on survival instinct in a harsh remote environment.. The idea of the projects was to focus on isolated and geographically distant parts of the world as I too am from Iceland, and understand the remoteness of certain regions.
Clearly Remote is a series which deals with people of our world the austere isolation of whose 'human condition' stands in such stark contrast to the 'over-developed' banal satieties of present day urbanity. The photographs show the inhabitants within those magnificent natural surrounding of Greenland, which initially might strike our 'romanticized' eye as 'fabulous' but whose great untamed vastness for the 200 hundred souls who eke out their daily existence induce a sense of humility possibly quite 'unknown' to us. Such sensations for us are buried in a primeval past, over which 'civilization' imposes a continuous patina of 'distraction'. An intuition was also borne out in a kind of 'corporeal parallel' when I happened upon a Saturday night dance whose sheer energy of abandon conjured an atmosphere quite startling in its natural vividness. Such an energy exists nowhere in the world but Kulusukk.