The Weather Report
is a project about a strong woman who runs a weather station at one of the remotest and most isolated farms on Iceland.
The work 'The Weather Report' was created at a weather station in the east fjords of Iceland and one of the most remote and inhabited places in Iceland.
Marsibil lives there at the extreme tip of the fjord. She lives there alone and is completely cut off from the outside world in winter. A boat comes only once a week to bring her food and mail, and only if the unpredictable weather conditions allow it.
It is the weather that determines Marsibil's everyday life. Every three hours, she reads the station's measuring devices and transmits the data to Reykjavik via the Internet, where it is evaluated.
To be able to do this, she has to leave the house every three hours, day and night, even if the temperature is below freezing.
With optimism and incredible endurance, she defies the winter and even if the isolation is not always easy, especially when the heavy snow falls on the landline and breaks the telephone connection, she stays.
It is her attachment to the place and her desire to live an independent life that keeps her there. She never lived anywhere else. It is the place where she was born and where she wants to die. It is her home.
The starting point of this work was to photographically trace the relationship between man and place, by observing the surroundings and dealing with Billa's individual situations, who lives in the area of tension between the unpredictability of the weather and the associated uncertainty in isolation.
As a photographer with a migration background, I examine the meaning of "home" in the broadest sense in my work. I am particularly interested in the relationship between people and their surroundings in places that are dominated by nature and are difficult to reach due to their remoteness.