A Visual Context: The Reclamation of the Icelandic Forest

A Visual Context – The Reclamation of the Icelandic Forest

Engage in Arboreal Discourse + Cultivate Ideas = Seed &  Grow Environmental Evolution

The conclusion of a Rannís Artistic Research Project by Katrina Jane Perry

 

To see an Icelandic forest for the trees is an exercise in identity and identification; a man-made reclamation representing of a diversity of arboreal species both endemic and non-native. The forest is an ecological and cultural embodiment: mythicised, economised, and recreated by varying public and private sectors. How is the forest indicative of the relationship between Nature and the human condition specific to this island nation at this given cultural moment?

 

Welcome to this exhibition/research conclusion at the Greenhouse by the Nordic House