Neither A Palace Nor A Shore
Heather Scott Peterson Neither A Palace Nor A Shore cast and machined brass
Neither A Palace Nor A Shore
2015
cast and machined brass
42 x 78 inches (106.7 x 198 cm)

“The south pole exploration becomes an originary gesture… A group of white, middle class professional men march in the name of their country into a featureless whiteness. Their sledges carry heraldic banners. Along the way they test their physical and moral fiber to its limits. Their white skin is burnt black by exposure. Human nature – or rather, their natures – are set into high relief by this tabula rasa. There is nothing to distract them from these truths, for their destination is a cartographic fiction on a featureless white plateau. The plateau is oceanic. The pole is not found by orienteering but by navigation. To arrive there is to arrive at nothing…”

- Lorens Holm, Fantasies of Survival in an All-White World

Heather Scott Peterson Neither A Palace Nor A Shore


Heather Scott Peterson Neither A Palace Nor A Shore


Heather Scott Peterson Neither A Palace Nor A Shore


Heather Scott Peterson Neither A Palace Nor A Shore


Heather Scott Peterson Neither A Palace Nor A Shore


Heather Scott Peterson Neither A Palace Nor A Shore