(a)fly | 2006

Survey (wall text), shooters (photographs on aluminium) and shot maps (on board and with shotgun pellets)
(a)fly is founded on a survey that mapped domestic pets within Reykjavik city centre. Four ptarmigan hunters were invited to turn their shotguns on maps at a distance of 50 metres, thereby randomly selecting multiple, specific residential properties within Reykjavík 101. The owners of these properties were contacted and from this, pet owners and animal-dwellings in the area were identified and then photographed. By examining the habitat or dwellings chosen by the pets themselves, or in some cases constructed by their owners, Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson offer new and contradictory perspectives on established classification systems and controversially shared environmental relationships – reframing the human-animal exchange.