Eydisfjurdur?

Eydisfjurdur?

In the 100 people village of Seydisfjurdur ( Iceland ) there is a "Hollywood style" sign on the top of a mountain which has been damaged over time. It no longer received electricity and missed the first letter becoming "Eydisfjurdur". I found out that this word literally means "empty land" in Icelandic.

 

In occasion of Lunga festival, I decided to make an installation that would invite the audience to reflect on the two faces of this village which during the winter is almost uninhabited and during the summer hosts several art festivals.

 

I recreated the sign with some found wood to say "Eydisfjurdur?" and placed it in the lake facing towards the existing mountain sign. I then invited the audience to have walk to the existing sign and look at the village from the outside / from a new prospective – thereby generating conversations / questions about the state of the village.