My decision to visit Iceland was driven by the hope of experiencing the sensation of being in Space. A similar emotion to the one many of us feel while observing the stars at night, the vastness of the Milky Way or huge ocean waves. The feeling of being at one with the Universe. I wanted to immerse and lose myself in it for some time.
Iceland represents the Earth as an untouched planet of the Solar System. Here, it seems like the fragile and gentle peel of biosphere has been stripped off or, to put it better, has yet to evolve. Iceland is just 25 million years old and its pure state heightens our consciousness that we are standing on a body in Space that we know as the Earth.
I’ve made a short film about this. A film that captures an emotion.
The title “Icelandic feeling” is a reference to “oceanic feeling”, a phrase coined by the French novelist, Romain Rolland, to denote the sensation of being at one with the universe. According to Rolland, this feeling is the source of the spiritual energy that permeates all the various religious systems, and one may justifiably call oneself religious on the basis of this oceanic feeling alone, even if one renounces every other belief, doctrine and illusion.