a cold lack of curiosity, 2015
22 ex risoprinted book on munken paper
during my stay at the hohensalzburg fortress, i wanted to dig into history and meanings of presenting the landscape.
as i was googling on this topic, i made drawings while watching the screen of my computer. as the screen can also be seen as a space, a frame, window trough we can watch. different from the landscape, the screen has not a periphere sight which means every spot is equally sharp. the virtual space is flat, is not tactile at all. it generates a kind of passivity comparable with the guided tourist, who mainly is the visitor at the fortress.
the shape of the book is referring to the ‘carnet de voyage’, a diary used by artists during travels to note and draw observations.
in the 14th century the writer petrarca was one of the first climbing a mountain (mont ventoux) for the pleasure of seeing. he named his companions ‘frigida incuriositas’ which means ‘a cold lack of curiosity’, because they stayed at the bottom of the mountain.