The project is an installation that combines maps, photography, video and text that suggests to the viewer a way to approach any personal valley. It is inspired by a trip to Nepal in 2014 and Jung’s archetypal questions:

  1. Where it felt like leaving Mother?
  2. Where did you meet you AlterEgo?
  3. Where did you feel Pity of your self or of another?
  4. Where were you Seduced?
  5. Where did you want to Help somebody?
  6. Where did you met the Friend?
  7. Where did someone Mislead you?
  8. Where you felt Need of somebody?
  9. Where did you find a Gate to your inner power?
  10. Where do you attribute the Last Solution?

Map 1 Geophysical map of Kathmandu Valley from the archive of Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust.

Map 2 Blind map with legend and nine points. Legend has ten questions from Jung’s archetypes. Nine points show where in Katmandu Valley “the self” met the answers to these questions. The fourth question has no reference point on this map. This map is bling so that anyone can place their answers everywhere they feel like.

Map 3 Map with legend and a photograph. The legend answers the questions from Map 2 based on personal experiences and incidents from the trip. The photo answers the fourth question from Map 2, “Where were you Seduced?”. In this visit to Nepal, “the self” found no place of seduction as all schedule turned to chaos. The memory of yaks appearing through the fog on the mountains what kept “the self” going. The place of seduction was the memory of happiness.

Picture and Video Iconic references that relate with the answer of the 10th question.

Useful reference: “Ten Bulls”, Kuòān Shīyuǎn, 12th Century.

Μap 1.  2014-0
Μap 2.  2014-1
Μap 3. 2014-2
Cleaning. 2014-3
Cleaning. 2014-4