Top of a Mountain, Bottom of a Cup , 2015
After coming across the ‘top of Mont Blanc’ – cut off by one of it’s first climbers in 1787 and currently displayed as a museum piece - Mascini went looking for another isolated fragment that could be juxtaposed. She found another piece that was also originally part of something bigger but became an artefact by itself: a bottom. Holding one of them simulates the rise and fall of its surroundings.
Credits top: courtesy of the Teylers Museum collection, Haarlem, NL
Credits bottom: courtesy of Monuments and Archeology, collection of the City of Amsterdam, on display in Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam, NL