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Alpine Portraits III

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?

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Dent d'Hérens I, Switzerland
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Dent d'Hérens II, Switzerland
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Grand Cornier I, Switzerland
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Grand Cornier II, Switzerland
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La Ruinette I, Switzerland
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La Ruinette II, Switzerland
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Mont Blanc de Cheilon I, Switzerland
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Mont Blanc de Cheilon II, Switzerland
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Pointe du Montet I, Switzerland
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Pointe du Montet II, Switzerland
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Pointe du Montet III, Switzerland
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Pointe du Montet IV, Switzerland

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


Posted: February 2018
Category: Research