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A guide through hue

Sibylle Eimermacher

The Eriskay Connection

Publication date : 2021/11/01
Weight 1660g / Dimensions 22x30cm / 368 pages / english
ISBN 9789492051752

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Born and raised in Germany, Sibylle Eimermacher (DE) has now been living in the Netherlands for over twenty years. Since her childhood she has been attracted to the rocky landscapes of Scandinavia. A few years ago, her eyes fell on the red, brown and purple granite and porphyry found on the sandy grounds of the Netherlands. These stones evoke the migration routes they followed during the ice ages. In researching the geological context of these glacial scratches, she was directed to two regions: the Dalarna province in central Sweden and the Åland archipelago in Finland. Her desire to travel to the North was awakened.

A Guide Through Hue is an account of Eimermacher’s observations and takes the viewer to where the rocks are laid bare, to the open veins that pigment the landscape and guide the eye as soon as it matches the hue. Reddish, pale pink, purple and brownish granite and porphyry, often bleached in various gradations by the weather, accompanied here and there by pale grayish metamorphic rocks interlaced with ornamental strands.

Leaving behind their Scandinavian bedrock, their presence gradually expands, disperses, and eventually fades into the Dutch plains, ignoring national boundaries as well as the limits of nature and culture. What can be seen on the one hand as representatives of a migratory and homeless state of being can be experienced on the other hand as an interconnection and surrender to the universal condition of constant change.

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