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Alpine Portraits II

2018

At its most basic, the blank map of a territory is an empty frame. Like a portrait silhouette, its vacant contour creates a space into whose externally distinctive but internally dimensionless features we may project our ideas about the nature of something still dimly perceived by us. But how does one represent a “somewhere” that can never be fully comprehended, or whose specified parts cannot be made into a whole? What form does formlessness take in this context, what frame does mystery require if it is to continue being mysterious?

Alpine Portraits II
Mont Cervin I, Switzerland
Alpine Portraits II
Mont Cervin II, Switzerland
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Dent d'Hérens I, Switzerland
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Dent d'Hérens II, Switzerland
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Dent des Bouquetins I, Switzerland
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Dent des Bouquetins II, Switzerland
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Dent des Bouquetins III, Switzerland
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Dent des Bouquetins IV, Switzerland
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Dent des Bouquetins V, Switzerland
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Dent des Bouquetins VI, Switzerland
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Ober Gabelhorn I, Switzerland
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Ober Gabelhorn II, Switzerland
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Pointe de Bricola I, Switzerland
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Pointe de Bricola II, Switzerland
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Pointe des Genevois I, Switzerland
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Pointe des Genevois II, Switzerland

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46°30'00.0"N 9°19'00.0"E

Location: Alps

Text: Robert Storr, The Map Room: A Visitor’s Guide, 1994


Posted: February 2018
Category: Research