"My previous work has largely been about. I began by looking for. I became interested in. I met a person. I came across a persons. I came to the space on a regular basis. (There was) (meaning) but I wanted to be careful not to collide with (meaning). I didn' t want it to have an ambiguity. I wanted the form of the construction dictated by. I didn' t want it to tell things about the past. Something accelerates the work. The title continues the notion of. I was putting myself in the position of a person who observes. What is it that prompted your thoughts on what you call. Its neither nostalgic nor pretending that none of it happened. Its serious but. The image works back to. The image seems locatable at. The image seems both locatable in the space of the room and yet also beyond it, both physical and yet aurally ungraspable. In five minutes I had a telling likeness. Now that my search had proved delusional, I felt adrift."   (...)  

(For the nearly devastated herbarium of Róbert G. Róbertssón, 2008)





"(she told me) (he was my age)"

"(she told me) (he died the year before)"









In August 2007 I regularly went. One day I noticed. I dried and cleaned it. I found out.

Íslenskt heiti: Ranfeng;  (Körfublómaaettin) ; lat.: Tanacetum vulgare;  (Asteraceae) ; engl.: Tansy, Nat.Ord., Compositae. - Flowerheads discoid, numerous. Florets tubular, uniform, homochromus, bright yellow. Inflorescence corymbose. Involucre hemispherical, imbricated. Achene angular. Leaves large, pinnate, each segment deeply toothed and divided, alternate, strongly smelling when bruised. Stem rect, stout. Root-stock large and creeping. - Roadsides and hedgerows. August and September. Perennial.

Íslenskt heiti: Garðabrúða;  (Garðabrúðuaettin) ; lat.: Valeriana officinalis;  (Valerianaceae) ; engl.: Valerian, Nat.Ord., Valerianaceae. - Calyx tube adnate with ovary, the border opening out after flowering into a feathery pappus. Corolla five-lobed, gibbous, small. Stamens three. Ovary one-celled. Fruit dry, one-seeded, indehiscent. Inflorescence corymbose. Leaves pinnate or pinnatifid; segments lanceolate, deeply toothed, very variable in number; upper leaves few, small, and of few segments; lower leaves on long foot-stalks. Flowering-stems erect, simple, or very slightly branching.- Damp hedgerows, moist woods, sides of streams. June, July, August. Perennial.

Íslenskt heiti: Garðakornblóm;  (Körfublómaaettin) ; lat.: Centaurea cyanus;  (Asteraceae) ; engl.: Corn Blue-Bottle, Nat.Ord., Compositae. - Flower-heads capitate; flowers tubular, five-toothed. Florets of the ray few, large, bright blue, infundibuliform, neuter; florets of the disk, small, dark purple, fertile. Stamens five, inserted on corolla. Filaments distinct, anthers united. Ovary adherent to calyx. Style single, sheated by anthers. Stigma bifid. Fruit anachene, with simple pappus. Seed solitary. Involucre covered with imbricated brown scales. Leaves alternate, long dull green; lowering, with numerous fibrous tufts. - Waste places, hedgerows. July, August, September. Perennial.

Íslenskt heiti: Hangarfi;  (Hjartagrasaaettin) ; lat.: Stellaria Media;  (Caryophyllaceae) ; engl.: Chickweed, Nat.Ord., Caryophyllaceae. - Calyx of five persistent sepals. Corolla small, white, of five very deeply cleft petals, shorter than calyx, twisting in the bud. Stamens rather inconstant in number, from five to ten. Styles three, linear, stigmatic throughout. Ovary one. Inflorescence, axillary stems, each bearing one flower. Fruit a six-valved capsule opening to middle, many-seeded. Leaves pointed oval, lower petiolate, upper sessile, smooth, in pairs, exstipulate. Stem weak, much branching, with one line of hairs. Root fibrous. - Habitat: amongst field crops, on waste ground, roadsides. Flowering almost the whole year round. Duration, annual.

Íslenskt heiti: Storkanef;  (Blágresisaaettin) ; lat.: Geranium pratense;  (Geraniaceae) ; engl.: Meadow Cranes-Bill, Nat.Ord., Geraniaceae. - Calyx of five sepals, imbricate in aestivation, persistent. Petals five, large, bluish-purple. The inflorescence paniculate. Stamens ten, five short and five long, some often antherless. Ovary five-lobed, terminating in a long beak and five stigmas. Leaves large, divided into five or seven leaflets, coarsely serrated; all leaves on petioles, those of the radical leaves very long. Stems forking, swollen at the nodes, about three feet high. Capsule smooth, composed of five carpels; pedicels bearing fruit deflexed. Rootstock perennial.- Moist meadows and woods.

Íslenskt heiti: Hvít Bláklukka;  (Bláklukkuaettin) ; lat.: Campanula rotundifolia alba;  (Campanulaceae) ; engl.: Harebell, Nat.Ord., Campanulaceae. - Calyx ovoid, cut into five segments. Corolla bell-shaped, with five broad and spreading lobes, pale blue or occasionally white. Stamens five, free from corolla; filaments dilated at base; anthers linear. Style one, clavate, pubescent; stigmas filiform. Inflorescence a raceme or panicle, few-flowered; pedicels slender. Root-leaves orbicular or cordate, crennate, soon withering away; stem-leaves entire, linear or linear-lanceolate. Plant glabrous.- Open moorlands, banks, roadsides, old walls, hilly pasturage. July, August, September. Perennial.






(day one)

Finnandi:         Róbert G. Róbertssón

Fundarstaður:  Kópsvatn 1, Hrunamannahr.

Dagsetning:     3.7.`82

Gróðurlendi:     mómold

Finnandi:         Róbert G. Róbertssón

Fundarstaður:  Auðigilsmovar. Hrunamannahr.

Dagsetning:     3.7.`82

Gróðurlendi:     mómold

Finnandi:         Róbert G. Róbertssón

Fundarstaður:  Auðigilsmovar. Hrunamannahr.

Dagsetning:     3.7.`82

Gróðurlendi:     melur

Finnandi:         Róbert G. Róbertssón

Fundarstaður:  Auðigilsmovar. Hrunamannahr.

Dagsetning:     3.7.`82

Gróðurlendi:     mýri

Finnandi:         Róbert G. Róbertssón

Fundarstaður:  Auðigilsmovar. Hrunamannahr.

Dagsetning:     3.7.`82

Gróðurlendi:     rófurgardi





(day two)

Finnandi:         Róbert G. Róbertssón

Fundarstaður:  Garði í R. Vik

Dagsetning:     8.7.`82

Gróðurlendi:     Gróðurmold

(day three)

Finnandi:         Róbert G. Róbertssón

Fundarstaður:  Garði í R. Vik

Dagsetning:     18.7.`82

Gróðurlendi:     Gróðurmold

(day four)

Finnandi:         Róbert G. Róbertssón

Fundarstaður:  Garði í Kópavogi

Dagsetning:     21.7.`82

Gróðurlendi:     Gróðurmold

(day five)

Finnandi:         Róbert G. Róbertssón

Fundarstaður:  Garði í Reykjavik

Dagsetning:     21.9.`82

Gróðurlendi:     Gróðurmold
















"(she told me) (he was gay)"


























(the dustiest roadside will)