WHERE ARE YOU?, 2006


WHERE ARE YOU?, 2006


Sestriere, Turin, Italy
6 February – 19 March 2006

 

Ephemeral installation in collaboration with Norman Foster for the exhibition The Snow Show for the 20th Winter Olympic Games, Sestriere, Turin, Italy, 2006

 

WHERE ARE YOU?

 

The white austerity of snow transforms the landscape profoundly.
Like in a desert of sand, snow eliminates whatever narrative element
there might be in the landscape, to
give us the soul of the place in all its purity.
GPS technology can give us our precise geographical position, a
location in motion.
This new form of portrait (of the landscape as much as the body) is,
like snow, a metaphor of the ephemeral.
The virtual portraits of the mountains of Sestriere, Norman Foster’s
studio in London and mine in Barcelona, united as a tattoo on the
snow, as a kiss on the landscape.

 

Jaume Plensa