Flooding

Flooding

This installation of the series “Endangered Waters”, was created for the Ars Electronica 2007 in Linz. Video installation with two synchronized projections and audio, the work is made in cooperation with Kvik Film Productions and cameraman Fridthjofur Helgason.

The installation is based on the waterfall Toefrafoss which at the time of the exhibition was disappearing under the rising waters of an enormous reservoir that has been created by a colossal dam for a hydro electrical power plant, built to power an aluminum smelter. In this work she documents using video and audio, and presents in an installation how industrial interests are bringing about the flooding of an unique highland ecosystem in her country and causing its unalterable destruction. Even though the artist focuses the camera on waterfalls in her own country, Iceland, the Endangered Waters works are simultaneously local and global in concept.

photo: Mila Pavan