how to read a mountain

Installation views at KV Oberwallis Brig Galerie zur Matze, 2021, 256 cyanotypes 11 cm × 15,5 cm each

156 cyanotypes („From the Greek meaning dark blue impression, cyanotype is a simple photographic process involving a light-sensitive solution that is coated on a paper or cloth support onto which the image is then printed by exposure to ultraviolet radiation.“ (The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms Michael Clark) are a kind of review.

„How to read a mountain“ goes into details. It is about taking photos of a rock wall in the Salina gorge, piece by piece, like scanning. „Blue“ as a color of the image series symbolizes the still prevailing romantic view of the Alps and their mountain world.