Author(s): Batia Suter
This volume is published on the occasion of Batia Suter’s exhibition at the Mauvoisin Dam in Switzerland. Suter focuses on her ever-expanding archive of scanned landscape images, which has already played an important role in her earlier publications. Many of the images depict wastelands, alternating between romantic and menacing views which create simultaneous sensations of majesty and disorientation. Through layering, a variety of disparate geological and biological environments merge into composite, dreamlike landscapes in a kind of adventurous journey. The book’s title is derived from the term “Hexameter”, a poetic form of writing used in Homer’s ‘Odyssey’.