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Leifur Wilberg Orrason
Lithuanian watchdogs and the lava caves of Iceland are coming together in a story between fact and fiction.
In his work Subterranea Leifur Wilberg Orrason (*1987, Iceland) is combining fact and fiction - inspired by the short story The Cave of the Dog by Michele Stepto, the watchdog of his father and stories of Greek mythology. Lithuanian watchdogs and the lava caves of Iceland are leading into a dark underworld:
'Dogs, photographed at night, are turning into Kerberoi, into gatekeepers of Hades - lava tubes into an entrance to another, darker world. The dramaturgy of color and light is woven into a theatrical world of illusion that, in the combination of different images, allows various interpretations.'(Felix Hoffmann / Katia Reich)