“Of The North”, by pioneering video artist(maker) Steina Vasulka, was created in 2001 as part of The National Gallery of Iceland‘s 2008 exhibit Art Against Architecture. The video work existed in two parts formed from a series of circular computer generated scenes, a 15 screen video installation, and a room scale insulation of the same 15 videos projected on to spheres.
The immersive room scale installation is arresting. The imagery produced, along with the sound, is otherworldly. The micro is expanded to the macro. What at a distance looks like life under a microscope, organisms and fluid pulsing under the shaky lens of magnification, expands to become global scale. An apt experance for the Icelandic landscape.