Aluminium Painting



Hallormsstadur | Iceland | 2001



An 60m2 environmental installation of aluminum painting and wood in a forrest in Eastern Iceland.

This work is inspired by the construction of a dam and a hydraulic power station to be built at Karahnjukar for an aluminium smelter. The work is a critical reflection on the impact this huge power station has on the environment.
A 60m2 horizontal platform breaks the rythm of a sloping hill. The branches of the first seven meters of the seven trees within the platform have been removed. The ground of the platform is covered by hewn wood, painted by aluminium. The rough surface of the square gives an impression of moving waves, glittering in the sunshine but giving off bad odour.