• Island Human Traces in Landscapes

    Design: Maria Justina Boselli

  • Island: Human Traces in Landscapes
  • Island: Human Traces in Landscapes

    © Alex Harbich

  • Island: Human Traces in Landscapes

    © Heike Ollertz

Iceland: Human Traces in Landscapes

Students show photographs of the Long Night of Museums in Hamburg

From Saturday, 18 May 2019, students at the Altonaer Museum in Hamburg will present exhibits under the exhibition title "Ferðaþjónusta - Ísland: Human Traces in Landscapes" as part of the Long Night of Museums. The works were created during a research trip to Iceland in autumn 2018. The study courses Photography, Film & Motion Design and Communication Design of the Berlin and Hamburg campuses are involved.

Students regularly travel to Iceland on excursions across campuses and subjects. Last autumn, the participants focused on the thematic changes in the perception of Iceland's landscapes during the Anthropozoan era. Tourism has increased strongly in Iceland and is changing the landscape and the country itself. Heike Ollertz, Professor of Photography in Hamburg and Dean of the Art & Design Department, has been travelling to Iceland since 2010 and says about the development: "For a long time the fish was Iceland's gold. In the meantime, tourism has overtaken it. But what does tourism mean for this small country? What effects does it have on nature and on the perception of landscape?

For the students, these questions were, among other things, the basis for dealing with the geographical and cultural conditions.

The exhibition will open with a tour by Prof. Heike Ollertz and her students at 7 pm. Afterwards, hourly guided tours until midnight will be accompanied by the students.

At the same time a publication on the topic will be published in which, among others, the Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakóbsdóttir, the Icelandic photographer Ragnar Axelsson, and the elf expert Tinna Kvaran will have their say.

Vernissage: Saturday, 18 May, 6 pm - 2 am
Exhibition: Saturday to Friday, 18 - 24 May, 10 am - 5 pm
Finissage: Friday, 24 May, 1:30 pm
Guided tours: Saturday, 18 May, every full hour from 7 p.m.

Where: Altonaer Museum, Museumstraße 23, 22765 Hamburg, Germany

Maria Justina Boselli, Linus Eckel, Lissy Gollnik, Sarah Lisa Grethe, Alexander Harbich, Sarafina Hüsgen, Gokcen Kavuk, David Kern, Nancy Klauner, Sophia Kühle, Jennifer Lang, Lia Laukant, Olivia Lehmann, Anna Mensing, Daniel Müller, Luca Neuner, Juliana Rainer, Bryan Ravenborg, Florian Rehder, Marion Schade, Oxana Salzmann, Andra Schnebbe, Phuong Thu Hoang, Eileen Wingaard Sjøqvist, Prof. Heike Ollertz, Prof. Nina Röder, Prof. Walter Bergmoser

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