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Alpine Portraits I

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 I
Alps I
Alpine Portraits I
Alps II
Alpine Portraits I
Alps III
Alpine Portraits I
Alps IV
Alpine Portraits I
Alps V
Alpine Portraits I
Alps VI
Alpine Portraits I
Alps VII
Alpine Portraits I
Alps VIII
Alpine Portraits I
Alps IX
Alpine Portraits I
Alps X

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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