Looking for the Ursa Major
duo Khurtova & Bourlanges
Photography in collaboration with Maarten Heijkamp
Flag edition by Xavier Fernàndez Fuentes
Punt WG, Amsterdam, 2016
Since 2014 Khurtova & Bourlanges research and intervene with the inherited archive of Jacques Bourlanges (Marie Ilse’s grandfather), author of an intriguing theory of a correlation between star constellations and French geography. His investigation connects esoteric symbols with long forgotten history of villages and mountain names by mirroring geometric figures of stars onto the French landscape.
With the support of the Mondriaan Fund and Stichting Stokroos
photo credits:© Maarten Heijkamp, Kyle Tryhorn, Khurtova & Bourlanges