spitting at clouds
DIMENSIONS: 32 x 27 cm
TECHNICAL: archival pigment print
Nine Nameless Mountains challenges the notion of authorship with a body of work made by one common author with 16 eyes. It is a poetical and absurd topographical exploration of the notion of distance and scales – latitude versus altitude. Nine Nameless Mountains is built as a playful and discrete collection of photographs mixing various mediums: traditional analogy photography, video stills, laser prints, drawings or mobile phone shots; they are the traces of small experiences, hazardous observations and improvised happenings. The material produced afterwards was reinterpreted collectively, passed from one hand to the other after we have returned to the studio to look at and discuss the material – inspiring and confronting each other.
The resulting body of work follows the group experimentations, with the mountain as a “leitmotif”, the escaping horizon as a metaphor for life and the impossibility to reach an absolute goal; it revisits the genre of the road-trip with an impish attitude and a curiosity towards the unknown. On our way North, we explored the surroundings: stones, waves, fog and light created a playful story – our motive for the celebration of friendship, photography and chance.
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