A year ago on October 21st I was arrested with eight other people while demonstrating against an illegal and unnecessary road in the Gálgahraun lava field in Garðabær. On John Lennon's birthday October 9th we were finally found guilty of not obeying police orders. This was the only thing they could prosecute us and then find us guilty with in court. We had a total right to be there and demonstrate in peaceful way what had been ignored totally during the planning of the damned road: That it was unnecessary and that the lava field was a protected area.
In December last year when I ran out of words to express the horror of this matter I started knitting a green Nature Protection Scarf that was a symbol of what we were doing. And by casting 21stiches on knitting needle no 9 one says a lot in a very basic craft. And then one knits and knits. I knitted in court through all the hearings and contrary to my believe the judge did not forbid us to knit. I think she doesn't know how to read this kind of action. What you can't express with words you knit.
And now I present to you my images of the Scarf where it lay in the first snow and the sun praised the whole congregation with it's light. 210 meters for 21.10. slithering through the lavafield, claiming back what is lost.
Never forget 21.10.
Anna María Lind, MA Textile Art Winchester School of Art.