Maanantai Kollektiivi: Nine Nameless Mountains, Canning the Mist
Nine Nameless Mountains
Nine Nameless Mountains, a work about a trip to the north, is a playful reinterpretation of the road trip genre of photography. It is a poetic and absurd study that uses geographical observations to explore distance and scale, whilst being a celebration of friendship, photography and chance.
In August 2012, we travelled together to the Norwegian Lofoten Islands, where the Nine Nameless Mountains became our story: we wanted to explore and undermine the mythical position of the author in art and to find new approaches to our photographic expression.
Our trip to the Lofoten Islands meant a successful rejection of the idea of artistic creation being an individual effort. Instead, we relied on cooperation and openly sharing ideas. The idea was: if you are bold or stupid enough to lose yourself, you may end up finding something that you did not even think to look for.
The photography book, Nine Nameless Mountains, will be published on 3 June 2013 by Kehrer Verlag. Nine Nameless Mountains will also be exhibited at the Alt+1000 photography festival in Rossinière, Switzerland, in July 2013.