• artists' book
  • cloth boards issued without dust jacket
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • color
  • 17 x 21.5 cm.
  • 64 pp.
  • edition size 1500
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 3865601146

The Goose Lake Trail (Southern Route) / Gæsavatnaleid (Sydri)

Olafur Eliasson, Hans Ulrich Obrist


Artists' book / travel document published on the occasion of the Eidar Art Center Gathering in Iceland, August, 2006. "The Goose Lake Trail through the remote highlands of Iceland winds across glaciers and moving sands. This deceptively delicate volume, with its cloth cover and topographic end-papers, documents a road trip there in Olafur Eliasson's 'survival car,' as Hans Ulrich Obrist dubbed it in his journey-long interview with the artist. Eliasson writes of the drive: 'At one point the ground under the car started to shift softly as if the whole area were made of jelly… I said that this was not unusual at all, and that I do this every summer... The image of the car sinking through the sand, carrying us into the underground glacial river hovered continually in the back of my head. Luckily Hans Ulrich believed me. Turning to the window while looking at the surprising appearance of water shooting up everywhere around us, he calmly prepared the next question.' Landscape photographs by Eliasson and text by Obrist." -- publisher's statement. Texts in English.