RANGSÆLIS (2011)

Single channel HD video

9:29 min

"Travelling around the country one summer with her partner and small child, Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir brought along her camera with the intention of collecting material for an experimental film. Their route lay counter-clockwise along the Ring Road in Iceland with stops at the usual landmarks, roadside shops, and guesthouses. As the trip progressed it became clear that much would not go according to plan, many of the film sequences were ruined, it was no picnic traveling with a small child, and rural bliss and nature were perhaps not all they were cracked up to be. In the film, Gestsdóttir portrays the contrasts that gave the trip its flavour—expectations and disappointments, beauty and ugliness, the predictable and the surprising—with sidelong glances at other travelers and their way of absorbing the surroundings."