Geirthrudur Finnbogadottir Hjorvar



LAOCOÖN / AXIS – 2015

A poster that explains how the possibility of alternative pasts and alternative futures may be hidden within grammar, exhibited along with a text that describes the historical (if not metaphysical) importance of Laocoön and His Sons.

Installation view: 150 x 95 cm (acrylic paint)

It contains a simplification of a light cone in the forms of an X that rotates on its axis. It also includes an image of Laocoön and His Sons as a visual reference to pivotal historic moments within antiquity – implying points in which alternative pasts may have developed.


40 x 60 cm (inkjet print)



The text is designed as a graphical imitation of a page from a book
published in the 18 century, and is framed as if it were an historical artifact.



20 x 12 cm (inkjet print)