Neverest, I´ve never been to Everest, 2012

Intervention video of the theme “New York, New York” from Frank Sinatra

in Karaoke version.

Drawings serie and Photography/ Portrait printed on Foto paper 

Letter from Michael Thomson 

Der Einsame Sieg, Peter Habeler, National Geographic. Signed book from Peter Habeler/ Autobiographie from his experience in Mount Everest.

 

 

^ ^^^ Exhibitions room Teatro Calderón, Valladolid, 2012

oT. Salzamt, Linz, AT, 2013

30 Mal 30 Galerie Merkle, Stuttgart 2013

Concrete Jungle, Galerie Merkle, Stuttgart 2014

Patricia Sandonis art, Kunst Berlin, arte, Zeichnung, Drawing, dibujo, Everest, Salzamt

Neverest, I´ve never been to Everest is an artistic collection of drawings copied from images found in internet, an intervention in a video Karaoke and other objects remaining Mount Everest that are presented in an ironic way to show the paradox that means to think and feel to know a place where you have never been to.

Remaining the obsession the character Roy Neary shows in Spielbergs Movie Close encounters of the third Kind, I observed during months images from Mount Everest.

The more I observed, the less real seemed to be to me. Everest, like Neverland became a fantastic place called Neverest. Mount Everest is a brand itself, a name without a concrete image. It also means: the biggest Mountain on Earth, an icon on human superation, a place where people died and an example on how colonial mentality goes beyond territory in its expansion to fame and glory.

 

I wrote some people who where there to tell me about their feelings and perception of the place in order to be able to imagine it. I got an answer of a person who was in Mount Everest. His experience was terribly hard so he tried to imagine himself at home to survive. I compared another icon, this tie from the "biggest" City- or at least one of the famous cities in the world- like New York. In both places the expectations of glory are astonishingly high, as the human effort to survive.

 

Since I remember I know that Mount Everest exists.

My thoughts have no image.

How does Mount Everest look like?

I think about it in a familiar and nostalgic way.

 

I’ve never been to Mount Everest.

© 2018 by Patricia Sandonis