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slátur | slaughter
photographs by mathias augustyniak
text by oddný eir & ófeigur sigurðsson
« perhaps because the relationship between philosophy and sheep is especially close in Iceland, philosophical questions about the core of things, space and time, negative space and positive time are naturally discussed while handling lambs’ hearts. »
this volumes includes a hand-drawn folded map of björk's biophilia from its beginnings.
vol.2 in a series of ?
designed and published by m/m (paris)
limited edition of 500 copies, individually numbered from 1 to 500
printed in color, hardbound and obi-strip
64 pages, 105 photographs230 x 345 mm (13.5 x 9" approx)
on a trip through iceland, the authors participated with friends in the making of slátur, a traditional recipe. from the slaughtered lamb meat they ate, tales of the past surfaced. recounting the experience of celebrating an old culinary tradition, of visiting a local folk museum, and of discovering the lives of famous and infamous enlightened heroes, this volume explores a history of iceland.
oddný eir ævarsdóttir is an author, poet and editor born in reykjavík in 1972. she has published three novels, one book of poetry and is the editor of several artists’ books. in 2011, she was awarded the icelandic women’s literature prize for her book plan of ruins. in recent years she has carried out research for museums and archives and has become an advocate for democracy and for the protection of nature in iceland.
ófeigur sigurðsson is a poet and author born in reykjavík in 1975. he has published six books of poetry and two novels, and is at the forefront of a young poetic movement reshaping the form of icelandic poetry. he was awarded the european union prize for literature in 2011 for his novel jón.