RONI HORN’S ICELAND WRITINGS

You consume with your eyes. And eyes are voracious. The stomach has a size. It will only fit so much. But the eyes?…You think eventually you will get enough. But satisfaction and familiarity don’t come. You just keep wanting and waiting. Wanting and waiting, needing more. A meal that does not end. — Roni Horn

ISLAND ZOMBIE: ICELAND WRITINGS—a new collection of texts, essays, and poems by Horn, illustrated with more than fifty images—is out now from Princeton University Press.

Roni Horn, from top: Man at hot spring, Strúter, Iceland, 1990, from To Place: Pooling Waters IV, published by Walther König, Cologne, 1994, image © Roni Horn, collection of the artist; Roni Horn, Island Zombie: Iceland Writings (2020), cover image courtesy and © the artist and Princeton University Press; Rationalists Would Wear Sombreros, 1990, Ink and graphite on special-edition print, from To Place: Bluff Life, published by Peter Blum Edition, New York,1990, image © Roni Horn, collection of the artist.

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