Marlaina Read

Prophetess Mountain
Neon on aluminium, 150 x 100 cm, working install shots. Exhibited at Kings ARI, Melbourne, 2013.

Inspired by the glory of Spákonufell, the prophetess mountain of Þordis, in Skagaströnd, Iceland.

The unique outline of this looming rock, holding at bay a potent mystical/religious power casts a strange energy over people who live and stay in Skagaströnd. There is no place in town that it cannot be seen and it changes size and colour in the shifting light. What is hidden and what is known and how these things can change, depending where you are.