35mm slide projection and mirror with text
Between July 19th 2000 and July 23rd 2000 I made a trip to Iceland in order to visit Askja, a remote place in the middle of the volcanic desert. The work begins with this journey and ends one year later. On the days between 19th July 2001 and 23rd July 2001 the same trip was made by someone unknown to me. I made the arrangements for this second journey, the itinerary followed my own as closely as possible, same flights, same hotel rooms, same bus, same stops.
The the unknown traveller responded to an advertisement, gave their name over a mobile phone line (which was then discontinued) and collected all of the tickets, bookings and details for the journey without knowing anything more. It was stated that they must, as I had, travel alone. I never met the person who made the trip and they know nothing of the work. They remain a complete stranger. The images are slides taken on my first trip in 2000 and at Heathrow Arrivals in 2001, at the end of the journey made by the unknown traveller.
London, July 2003