THE FOURTH POLE


2019
artist book
in collaboration with Julia Wirsching
design: Burrow, Berlin
publisher: Edition Taube





“The expedition diary presented here brings together recollections, and charcoal drawings of the first expedition to the Fourth Pole. In contrast to Mount Everest, the highest point on earth and sometimes referred to as the Third Pole, the Fourth Pole is the lowest continental point. Situated in a terrain that, like no other, is marked by decades of political disputes between religions and states, its current form is of relatively recent origin and the result of the dwindling water level of the Dead Sea. The expedition shifts the biased perspective onto this terrain by declaring the region a Pole and, in so doing, it opens an imaginary space that is not so much defined by national coordinates as by topographical and autobiographical ones. “ 

–– excerpt of the introductory essay by Tomke Braun




the book can be ordered here:
https://www.editiontaube.de/produkt/der-vierte-pol/


© Gabriel Hensche 2019