ELÍN HANSDÓTTIR















LONG PLACE
Edited by Anne Kockelkorn & Elín Hansdóttir
Designed by Dorothée Billard
Published by  DISTANZ Berlin
2021







The publication looks back to the project LONG PLACE, produced for the 2005 Reykjavík Arts Festival in collaboration with Anne Kockelkorn, Darri Lorenzen and the design duo Neulant van Exel. With her team, Hansdóttir built a 500-foot tunnel-like construction inside Edinborg House, an edifice from the 1890s in Ísafjörður. A passageway of disillusionment zigzagging through a completely white interior awash in monochrome lighting guided the visitors in changing directions: to the right, left, right, up, down, left, right, and, finally, back out. This visual spatial experience was expanded by a sonic pattern that was based on sound-recordings from within the tunnel and emmited via surround sound systems. Sensory deprivation and the disorientation induced by the meandering trajectory made the installation a screen onto which the visitors projected their own thoughts.

Long Place presents the first comprehensive documentation of the installation, with contributed essays by architectural historian Anne Kockelkorn and literature scholar and philosopher Björn Quiring.


       


PATH - JOURNEY TO THE CENTER
Edited by Leah Whitman-Salkin
Designed by Gunnar Vilhjálmsson
Published by Crymogea Iceland
2012




















This publication examines Elín Hansdóttir’s work PATH and contains JOURNEY TO THE CENTER, a text by acclaimed writer, historian and activist Rebecca Solnit.