Involuntary Images contains images compiled from the artist’s ongoing archive of newspaper photographs. The book mirrors the climate of disaster, death and collapse while leaning on the history and the mechanisms of news production, as well as the mishandling of the technical aspects of printing and folding. Removed from their original context, the images construct an unfixed narrative for the reader to attempt to comprehend. Addressing this complex relationship between sender and receiver—language and image—Jóhannsson continues his examination of visual culture, its production and reception.