Memories from where we did not go
(2017 - 2020)
"We do not ask whether they [our feelings for mountains] are sincere
or to what extent they have been derived from poetry and novels we have read,
landscape art we have seen, ways of thinking we have inherited. [...]
we see in Nature what we have been taught to look for,
we feel what we have been prepared to feel."
from "Mountain Gloom and Mountain Glory" (1959) Marjorie Hope Nicolson.
Rooted in my obsession with the wild, the series considers the mental image of the wilderness, influenced by all its representation through times and media.
The work is based on a pattern of repetition as a creative process producing variations, toying with the feeling of ‘déjà-vu’ and eventually blurring perception.
Its references to cinema and to the act of construction hint at the fictional dimension at play when representing and perceiving the wilderness.