For the past five years, Antoinette Nausikaä has worked on a project that concerns the quest for silence and immutability on and around sacred mountains, in contrast to the hectic life of the city. She traveled to eight mountains in Europe and Asia, and discovered that there is no such thing as pure silence or untouched nature; she found traces of human existence in everything that surrounded her. So she decided to focus on situations in which man intertwined with nature, and here she eventually found a balance and stillness. Nausikaä’s work is site specific, investigative, and contemplative. She uses notes, sketches, photographs, and videos to observe relationships between people, objects and situations over a long period, and asks questions about them. The exhibition includes a photo installation with a selection of images showing the different layers of her research. A book of Nausikaä’s work, Breathing Mountains, will be launched during the opening of the exhibition.
Image credits: Antoinette Nausikaä, Picture of the exhibition Breathing Mountains, 2018, Courtesy of Gallery Caroline O'Breen