AVANT L’EFFONDREMENT DU MONT BLANC

by Jacques PERCONTE
2020 / 2K / color / sound / 16' 08

Are we the very last to see the peaks of Mont Blanc? The heat of the summers and the mild winters have a lot to do with the rock falls, which have multiplied over the last twenty years or so. The mountains are collapsing. If this is a sign of climate change, it is also a sign of our attachment to the landscape, which we would like to be able to classify as a heritage site.

The Mont Blanc massif is not ours, the mountain is a state, it is a moment, it wasn't there millions years ago, and it will change in any case. The problem here would be that of speed of change. Because the equilibrium of these peaks defying the void, the longevity of these glaciers is only our point of view. On the scale of the planet's motion, it's a vibration.

Mountains are falling, and there's nothing we can do about it. And even if we have the means to rise to their height to admire them, to surpass those inaccessible peaks where many explorers lost their lives trying to gain the privilege of overcoming them, the mountains will continue to fall as they continue to rise. If Mount Blanc falls, it also rises.



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