Miriam Sentler




Finding a route through uninhabitable land (2018)

print, bookmaking 

in collaboration with graphic designer Lyanne Polderman



Finding a route through uninhabitable land (2018) is a printed artist publication, made during a research period at the Natural History Museum Maastricht in early 2018. Inspired by hand-drawn maps depicting remote places like The Amazones and The Himalayas, the work interacts with the travel books written by Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) in which he describes the difficulties of finding a route through the overgrown and dangerous rainforest in South America. By copying the maps over and over again, only the most dominant lines on the paper remain and thus form a fictional route through these remote places. By printing the different steps made during the process in the form of a Leporello, the original map slowly disappears and transforms into a path through respectively The Amazones and The Himalayas. 


In collaboration with graphic designer Lyanne Polderman, a publication was realised. This Leporello was printed in a limited edition of 16 and has been on view for the first time during Museumnacht 2018, in the Natural History Museum of Maastricht (NL). This work was made with the generous support of Museumnacht Maastricht 2018.     




Finding a route through uninhabitable land (2018)

limited edition of 16

9 pages, double-sided, handmade

16,4 cm x 11 cm. Folded out: 16,4 cm x 100 cm

Price on request

For ordering, email: miriam.sentler@live.nl


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