Opening of the installation Imprint by Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir at Kambarnir, Hellisheiði



Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir, Imprint, 2023.
Concrete, seaborne debris and swoop of sand from Surtsey.

In the summer of 2021, Þorgerður was a part of the research group who stayed for three days on Surtsey, furthering her ongoing project about the island. She was one of the travellers who discovered newly surfaced footprints in the hill slopes of Austurbunki. The footprints were part of a larger track that recently became apparent as the top layer of loose tephra had eroded away, revealing the obvious boot tracks embedded on the hillsides.The footprints are believed to be the youngest fossilised imprints by a human on Earth today, younger than the boot tracks on the Moon.The location for the public artwork Imprint has been carefully chosen and can lead visitors in the direction of Surtsey island. On a clear day, Surtsey is likely to send you a greeting far to the south on the horizon.