I Would Bring You The Stars

2010

Documentation of event: firework bomb, wheelbarrow

C-type print

Location: Vatnajökull icecap, Iceland.  Photography: Michaela Gleave

 

A one-off event for only one viewer, I Would Bring You the Stars exploded into the gathering dusk at the base of the Vatnjökull icecap in the building Icelandic winter.  The light from the explosion continues out into the universe forever.  The bomb was constructed out of season, using one families left-over fireworks from the previous winter.

 

This project was assisted by the NES Artist Residency, a Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust.