HRAUN 2016
1 May 2018

Hraun (2016) is based on a recent geologic field excursion to the area
Holuhraun in Iceland, summer 2016. It was developed in collaborations with
Icelandic Institute of Natural History and Institute of Earth Science,
University of Iceland. The images are portraits of very young and very old
almost weightless lava rocks focusing at the internal structures and
processes of the rocks.
The work is produced in the darkroom using heavy fiber-­based paper.

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No. 6281 and 6285
Rock type: Gabbro xenoliths from silicic tuff
Places: Kambsfjall, Króksfjördur, Vestfirdir, Iceland
Age: 10 million years old
Petrographic slides borrowed from the Icelandic Institute of Natural History
Gelatine silver print, 100 x 150 cm

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No. 8645, 8683, 8685
Rock type: Basalt lava
Place: Reykjanes, Peninsula, Iceland
Age: Between 2.400 and 11.000 years old
Petrographic slides borrowed from the Icelandic Institute of Natural History
Gelatine silver print, 100 x 150 cm

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Rock type: Basalt lava
Places: Selvogsheidi, Urdarháls, Kollóttadyngja,
Skalafell, Lambahraun, Ketildyngja, Iceland
Petrographic slides borrowed from the Science Institute, University of Iceland
Gelatine silver print, 50 x 60 cm

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Rock type: Basalt lava
Place: Holuhraun, Iceland
Age: 2 years old
Gelatine silver print, 100 x 100 cm