DARKNESS VISIBLE/ FIRE MOUNTAINS OF THE ISLAND
Most hikers we met along the way: they all had a plan traced from the beginning. Ours were traced as we went along.
The making of this work began with one desire, a metaphor, and a single verse.
—Where is the bed of ashes? I want to get there.
What Else if Nothing at All?
Solo exhibition in progress
Title: The Agency of Objects in Time of Theorization of Love, War, and Materiality
Title: Darkness Visible
In her 2015 movie, Couto chooses the outskirts of Posmork National Park and the volcano Eyjafjallajökull as a site for engagement. Since April 2010, this is an area with high seismic, volcanic activity, and one major eruption. She produced a film after hiking for three days exploring the area and performing at the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic rock canyon. Her original desire was to dance her choreography based on Aikido movements she had been practicing for two years. Unable to do it due to the geological nature of the place, she laid down on the rocks and performed silence and immobility.
Title: Fire Mountains of the Island
Darkness Visible—18 Volcanic Studies on Paper
Darkness Visible—Three Studies on principles and Fundamental Forces of Nature
13 poems printed on recycled cotton rag hand paper from Khadi mill in South India displayed on wood table together with volcanic rocks brought from Eyjafjallajökull canyon, Icelandic wool and animal bones.