North Atlantic Ridge
Karen Vermeren started the project North Atlantic Ridge during her stay in Iceland in August 2014. This folded book is made after an exhibition of only four hours in Salon Blanc on October 25, 2014. The ephemeral in situ work is prolonged in the process of screenprinting, each copy showing individual differences. The book opens with an image of a window stretched over two floors of the building. A balustrade protects the view. The plate tectonics tear the levels apart.
Silkscreen (29.7x336 cm) folded in leporello (29.7x21 cm), edition of 50, signed
While Karen Vermeren has been to the North of Iceland in August 2014, the Bárðarbunga volcano became active. For two weeks, the magma searched a way out under the glacier Vatnajökull, accompanied by a series of earthquakes. Finally the magma started to escape behind the ice. This caused a lot of phenomena, visualised in 4 sheets with an underlying layer of hot magma. The folded posters will take you from the black lava stones via the smog of yellow sulphur dioxide to the melting ice cap and split up in the red lava flow.
Silkscreen on newspaper (46.5x67 cm), series of 4, each 4 colour, folded in map (18x25 cm), edition of 50, signed
Silkscreen on plastic (21?x?177?cm) folded in leporello (21.5 x 21.5 cm), edition of 24, signed
20.10.2014 - 21.11.2014