Bookart Souvenier

Quite the Situation is a book work by Icelandic artist/composer Inki. A unique souvenir from Iceland that brings together history, culture and art.

The material for this book is drawn from articles written by Icelanders between 1940 and 1945 about Icelandic women‘s relationship with US/UK soldiers, a time in Icelandic history known as “The Situation”.


This book is not a book. This book is a musical composition. It is designed like a composer writes music. The piece is quiet at first but as more voices start to play it becomes louder. It plays a familiar tune that has sounded through centuries and questions our current conversation about female sexuality. It‘s a conversation about the present, using the language of the past.

Quite the Situation is a multimedia work and the book come to live through augmented reality. It is composed of three elements: This book work, an album release , and an installation, premiered at The Reykjavik Arts Festival. They fold into one another, creating a three dimensional story, tied together with the strings of time and yet unbound by it.

Further Info:
128 Pages. 25 x 25 cm. 10 x 10 Inches
Languages: Icelandic and English

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