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Jökulsárlón

Video
PAL 4:3, stereo
4 min 30 sec
2012

A boat trip on Lake Jökulsárlon (English: glacier lagoon) in Iceland. A giant glacier outpours into the cold water. Icebergs break from it and come dangerously close to the boat. On the open edges of the shattered ice sheet age-old layersa are visible, usually white as fresh snow, but intermitted by very thin films of pitch-black volcanic ash. Under the night sun it all shimmers in cool blue.

The geological stratification of the millennia is reflected in the video. Geometrically layered divisions of the image represent the continuous accumulation of snow and ashes through the milleniums and slowly but steadily assemble to a coherent whole.

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