When Árni Páll Shot a Ptarmigan With a Flare Gun

Drawing made with concrete slabs in the landscape. Dimensions 35 meters, 2021
Árni Páll Jóhannsson’s Sculpture Park, Hólmatjörn, South Iceland

The work is based on the same principles as the Track drawings; the tracing of a movement becomes a drawing. Whereas the track drawings are based on videos, this one is based on the visualisation of a story told to me by the late artist Árni Páll Jóhansson, the founder of the Hólmatjörn Sculpture Park. Árni Páll was hunting for ptarmigan, and just when he had run out of shells he saw a bird flying up. He had a flair gun with him in case he got lost, and shot after the bird with that. The flair made a crazy path through the air, and then hit the ptarmigan on the head.

The work is made as a real track, that can be walked on and experienced physically.
Árni Páll died in the spring of 2021.