History Misinterpreted Into Stone: (Un)Doing Eco-art Monuments in Iceland

Lukas Kühn’s Tvísöngur, Richard Serra’s Áfangar and Roni Horn’s Vatnasafn / Library of Water are popular ecotourism/art destinations in Iceland. Using the tools of sound art, I warp these environmental artworks into sites of critique to ask key questions about colonialism, environmental ethics, conservation, and the long-standing issue of non-Icelandic artists who romanticize nature vis-à-vis Iceland’s landscape. With the support of the American-Scandinavian Foundation.