Archiving Nature At The Library Of Water
A unique museum and art installation in Iceland attempts to document the ephemeral relationship between and man and nature.
Visitors to Iceland will often recount lasting impressions of the remarkable natural terrain of the country. Recognizing the importance of the intertwined relationship between this world of nature and the world of man, Roni Horn created the Library of Water. Equal parts archive, art installation and meditation, the Library of Water consists of different perceptions of Icelandic nature:
Water, Selected is a constellation of 24 glass columns containing water collected from ice from some of the major glaciers around Iceland. The glass columns refract and reflect the light onto a rubber floor embedded with a field of words in Icelandic and English which relate to the weather – inside or outside. The sculpture installation offers a space for private reflection whilst accommodating a wide variety of community uses.