Works > Mountain Woman

Mountain Woman - Tunes to FaceTime

Mountain-Woman are symbolic syllables of both Icelandic and Kurdistan origin. As a transversed version of Quota Queen, the hexed subaltern of the exploitative neo-colonial fishing industry of Iceland in North African waters, Mountain Woman, a transposed national personification of Iceland, presents a hymn of the motherland in a distorted magic of statelessness. A juvenescence voice in the state of becoming.


14.8.2016
At the DDR-Grenzwachturm / GDR-Watchtower Schlesischer Busch
Puschkinallee. In the frame of the Project Space Festival Berlin and in collaboration with The Watch, Residencyprogram by Flutgraben e.V.


For the launch of Sea Body Infrastructure Image, Magazine #01, Summer 2016
Edited by Emma Haugh and Suza Husse
With contributions by Anna Hallin & Olga Bergmann, Bryndís Björnsdóttir, Hannah Black, Natasha Ginwala, Tinna Grétarsdóttir, Emma Haugh, Suza Husse, Occupational Hazard Project, Tejal Shah, Nine Eglantine Yamamoto-Masson, and participants of the Hydra Workshops #01 Speaking As Fishes in Leipzig and Reykjavik. Design: Elsa Westreicher.

In Sea Body Infrastructure Image the North Atlantic Ocean is discussed as a territory of passage undergoing social and ecological transformations. The material and mythological meanings of this shifting geopolitical entity flow in the streams of technology and capital, in the histories of diasporas and of the Cold War, in the desires and discourses that cross its waters. But the Atlantic waves also resonate the fluid embodiments from the archaic and futuristic realms of a different oceanic shoreline, of in-between landscapes inhabited by queer, inter-species forms of existence.