Five years ago, Antoinette Nausikaä decided she wanted to observe mountains. In the middle of her frantic urban life she developed a need for stillness and solitude, and was convinced that mountains were the place to go. After all, throughout the centuries they have always been a refuge for man and an archetype for stability, calmness and tranquility. Concepts that seem so far removed from our modern everyday lives.
Soon however, she discovered that ‘pure’ silence and solitude were nowhere to be found. Looking for the timeless spirit of the mountains, she found fleeting traces of human existence everywhere and, almost casually, her project turned into an exploration of one of the most pressing philosophical themes of this moment: the Anthropocene.