Tabletop Cairns

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This work was installed as a 'popup' exhibition in the cafe C is for Cookie in Reykjavik, Iceland during an international artist's residency at SIM: The Icelandic Association of Visual Artists. The exhibition occupied the windows of the closed cafe, for the duration of 2 weekend days, so passers-by could view the installation by day and night. The installation was part of the Tourism Telemetry project undertaken in several locations in Iceland during September 2012, which produced a series of unique souvenirs combining tourism ephemera and perspectives from both Tasmania and Iceland. The aim of the installation was to raise awareness of the similarities between two islands. The installation combines Tasmanian souvenirs tablecloths with rock cairns made from the souvenir rocks left at the SIM residency. These artefacts of tourism shape the tourist landscapes of both islands, known for their natural beauty. The table settings refer to the economic and environmental impacts of tourism in both places, as the weight of one place meets the other. The venue for the installation was a popular cafe, situated on a highly visible corner in Reykjavik, which is a focus for Iceland's highly developed nature-based tourism industry and centre for visual art and design. An artist's statement about the project and QR code led to the project website, for more information.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationReykjavik
SizeTemporary 'pop-up' installation
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventTourism Telemetry -
Duration: 01 Sept 2012 → …


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