aluminium

Aluminum has become a very important element in Iceland. The energy intensive production and the seemingly unlimited thermal energy found in Icelands landscape, allows an economic production of the material. Despite the (compared to mainland standards) sustainable engery source, aluminum production is a controversial topic within the icelandic public, because of the co-produced waste and polution. Utilizing the by-products of the islands aluminium export was the starting point for an experimental material-aesthetics research, combining natural materials found on the island with their new artificial neighbours.
In collaboration with Charlotte Harbäck