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Terra Moto @ Artomatic, 2015.
Ashe spent August 2015 at Can Serrat, an artist residency in El Bruc, Barcelona. On her third day, she went for a hike on Montserrat, an incredible mountain which dominates, mystifies, and highlights the significant role nature plays in the area – be it wildlife, view, hiking, or vineyards. She followed a mountain goat, became lost and stuck for a while in a crevasse, an esquerda. After she escaped, she latched onto the architecture of the mountain, shapes and modes of travel, motion and earthquakes. Humans are able to move constantly and we consider the landscape stable; but mountains too, move. There are various words in Catalunya for “earthquake” – terramoto, terratrèmol, temblor. Whatever the language, an earthquake disturbs.