Amphibious Trilogies

Moving objects #1

Island 1, Thymaina Island, Fournoi archipelago, Greece, 13 Sep 2016
Amanda Steggell, Brynjar Åbel Bandlien

Alpinism is the art of climbing mountains by confronting the greatest dangers with the greatest prudence. Art is used here to mean the accomplishment of knowledge in action.

– René Daumal (1952) 1.

High up on a mountainside in the little island of Thymaina we encounter several objects, each characterised by the sense of amphibiousness; to lead double lives, between water and land.

Sleeping boats flipped.

A redundant lifeboat cover serves as a watering station for livestock.

Weights moulded in plastic water bottles, anchoring things down when the wind blows strong on the top of the mountain.

  1. Daumal, R. (1952: 2010) Mount Analogue. New York: The Overlook Press.


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