The Quotidian and the Enchanted: Dwelling within the Landscape

Lesley McIntyre (Photographer)

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This photograph is an anthropogenic recording of the Icelandic Landscape where glaciers, geothermal hot-springs, ice-caves, waterfalls, and black-sand beaches are borne from the quotidian and enchanted. The deitie Diana's realm is this landscape. However, something new is occuring within this natural deminsion... Rutshellir (Rútur's Cave) is thought to be one of the oldest human-made dwelling in South Iceland and evidences the architectural wisdom and determination of first settlers to survive in inhospitable environments. The ruins from early settlers and geothermal greenhouses of this Nordic Island, now sit alongside the beguiling mythscapes where the folklore of Vikings, Elves, and Trolls playout. Is Diana at work through the geological and natural forces from the weather and volcanic activity? The deminsions of nature reamin opposed to the civilized world of human inhabitation.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTrieste, Italy
PublisherExhibit Around APS
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2023
EventMythography vol. III: photographic exhibition at Trieste Photo Days - Civico Museo Sartorio, Trieste, Italy
Duration: 27 Oct 202326 Nov 2023

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