This bilingual edition of Aðalsteinn Ásberg Sigurðsson‘s poetry, which includes photographs of abandoned house by Nökkvi Elíasson, presents a moving and unique image of an Iceland that once was. When their first book, Eyðibýli / Abandoned Farms, came out in 2004, it garnered well-deserved attention, and their works have since travelled far and wide in various forms and have been met with excellent reception. Music has been composed together with the poetry and the photographs have adorned book covers as well as magazine pages.
Here, poetry and photography complement one another with a poignant effect and arouse a strong feeling for the ephemeral. Sorrow-filled beauty accompanies the echoes of a time gone by that in some way continues to move us.
remains standing still
behind lines, hands and fragments
never ceases to be.