Annelies de Mey
Black Mountain Conversations
18,4 x 26 cm, 84 p, ills colour, paperback
editing: Annelies de Mey
design: Annelies de Mey & Jurgen Maelfeyt (6′56″)
edition of 500
The Black Mountain is the archetype of a mountain that seems unmountable and indestructible because of its steep mountainside. The past and future can have no influence on its power and immortality. Annelies de Mey has respect for the absoluteness of the mountain. She believes in the moment of encounter and waits for the moon, the sun and the snow.
“Black Mountain Conversations” offers the possibility to look at and experience the book in three different ways. If we flip the book backwards, we only see the soft, blue sky. If we flip the book from front to back we only see the Black Mountain. But if we just leaf through the book, the images of the mountain and the sky alternate each other. We experience the interaction between the enclosed landscape and the open sight of the sky. It makes the mountain appear and disappear and makes it possible to meet it over and over again.