All images : © Magdalena Jetelovà
A GEOLOGICAL EPIPHANY: MAGDALENA JETELOVÀ’S ICELAND PROJECT (1992)
Magdalena Jetelovà is a Czech artist living in Munich, Düsseldorf and Prague. She became famous for her large wooden sculptures of furnitures (tables, chairs and stairs in Durmast wood) and for her 1990′s installations, such as “Domestication of Pyramids“. Starting from the 1990′s she’s also realised a series of light interventions in the territory, in order to expose hidden artificial or natural structures of the landscape, documented through very dark B/W photography.
In the Iceland Project the artist used lasers to visualize the local geological condition called “Undersea intercontinental divide”, a divergent tectonic plate boundary. The so-called Mid Atlantic Ridge is located along the floor of the ocean, and cuts Iceland in two halves. According to Wikipedia, the section of the ridge which includes the island of Iceland is also known as the Reykjanes Ridge. The average spreading rate for the ridge is about 2.5 cm per year.
via A Geological Epiphany: Magdalena Jetelovà’s Iceland Project (1992) : socks-studio.