Jeudi en résidence #49 with Anna Fleming (event in English)

Climbing is a form of dance, an intensely physical ballet between self and rock. The activity opens a unique lens on the natural world. In the heightened sensory state on the vertical landscape, the climber navigates worlds of micro and macro details. In Time on Rock, alpinist and rock climber Anna Fleming offers a climber’s eye-view on nature. From slate to granite, sandstone and limestone, delving into the ecology, geology and cultures surrounding distinct rock-types opens a deep-time journey into our planet’s rich history, showing how literature can explore the physical embodiment of landscape and its deep time processes. Now turning to the climate and nature crises, Fleming considers the melting glaciers, collecting the urgent stories emerging from our rapidly heating mountains.
Fondation Jan Michalski, 7 September 2023