Peak Communism


“Peak Communism” describes the failure of an ascent of the 7425 meter high Peak Communism, the highest mountain of the former Soviet Union, by four East Berlin alpinists.
The two women and two men disappear shortly before the summit without a trace in the high mountains. The pictures show the rise and the disappearance of the expedition.
Their views mingle with hallucinations of memory images of an unfinished past. The pictures which are constructions from photographs and pictorial elements, convey the failure of utopias and also of the collective in snow and ice.