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SUTER, Batia
Hexamiles (Mont-Voisin)

Hexamiles (Mont-Voisin) has been published on the occasion of Batia Suter's exhibition at the Mauvoisin Dam in Switzerland (with 250 meters, the highest arched dam in Europe). For this artist book, Suter focused on her ever-expanding archive of scanned landscape images; many of those images depict wastelands, alternating between romantic and menacing views which simultaneously create sensations of majesty and disorientation. By layering them over each other, a variety of disparate geological and biological environments merge into composite landscapes we might only recognise from dreams and fairy tales. In the books sequence, a kind of adventurous journey takes shape, pitched between an odyssey, a safari and paradise. The books title is derived from the term ‘Hexameter’, a poetic form of writing used in Homer’s Odyssey. Mont-Voisin, which also serves as the title for the exhibition, is inspired by different spellings used by 18th and 19th century travellers to describe Mauvoisin. [publisher’s note]

Published by ROMA Publications, 2019
Design by Batia Suter, Roger Willems
Artists' Books / Photography

Price: 45€

SUTER, Batia - Hexamiles (Mont-Voisin)