Tour du Mont-Blanc
Tour du Mont-Blanc is related to a trail that surrounds the Mont Blanc massif, which crosses France, Italy and
Switzerland, completing approximately the distance of 174 km and the elevation of 2665 m.
Along this 12-day walk, a photographic survey was taken every 100 meters, consisting of two photographs capturing the left and right sides of the landscape, so that the entire front view angle was covered.
I intended a rigorous survey of the whole crossing along the Tour du Mont-Blanc. All values have been strictly adhered to, both in terms of the distance separating one record from the other and in respect of the angles defining the position of the camera relative to the landscape.
The term path indicates at the same time the act of crossing - action of the walk, that surrounds the space and that is the base of the narrative structure, consequently, the report of the space crossed. This is how to trans- pose it to the artistic object. The path traveled in the act of walking rises as an aesthetic form, all exposed and arranged to the landscape.
The double panoramic projection, with a central angle 120º, regains a kind of present body state - the walking
body that registered the trip transposes to the place of the spectator.
Grant: Supporting Projects Artistic Research, 2014, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.
Exhibitions: Tour du Mont-Blanc, Temps D´Images 2014, MNAC - Museu do Chiado, Lisbon. / Gallery 111, Lisbon. / Artistas Unidos - Teatro da Politécnica, Lisbon, Portugal.
Expedition: Tour du Mont-Blanc, France, Italy and Switzerland, 2015
Collections: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, 2015