Handmade book by Sandrine Elberg
JÖKULL, the memory of glaciers (2015—2020)
Edition of 100 signed and numbered copies
On August 18, 2019, in Iceland, a commemorative monument was unveiled in honor of Okjökull (officially decommissioned in 2014), the first glacier to disappear on the subarctic island. A letter to the future was erected on the site of the dead glacier, marking the first report due to climate change in the world. On this golden letter plate, we can see the mention 415 ppm CO2, in reference to the record level of concentration of carbon dioxide recorded in the atmosphere in May 2019. According to researchers and scientists, Iceland loses about eleven billion tonnes of ice each year. They fear the disappearance of 400 glaciers on the island in two hundred years if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate.
JÖKULL is a tribute to the sublime, to the glaciers of Iceland with their faults, scars, swirls, moulins, and crevices. The different points of view are shown under the moon and the starry skies of the island for an invitation to contemplation and dreaming. This artwork contributes poetically to the memory of glaciers.
44 pages, 21×30 cm
3 types of paper, Olin rough 115 g paper, 300 g, and deep red 80 g
Red binding + polar pochette