Young Land

2015, 2022





All land is mid-formation — but sometimes it rises above the sea level faster than the erosion smoothens it out, resulting in a jagged, uneven landscape, still in a perpetual flux. Settling such a land is similarly a process of constant change, a history of overlaying ecological takeover by introduced and invasive species, new balances and shifting technological intrusion. It creates a landscape that shows both its natural and artificial undecidedness stronger than do other parts of the world: in its rocks, waterways, maintained and abandoned structures.

 Young Land is a series on the natural and social landscape of Iceland.