On 29 January 2009 at 2.25 in the afternoon Michael Najjar stood on the summit of Mount Aconcagua, at 6,962 meters the highest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas. After a strenuous six months program of physical preparation, in early January Najjar flew to Argentina to join a six-man expedition setting out to scale this imposing peak. The photographic material gathered in the course of the three week trek forms the basis of the picture world of the "high altitude" work series.
"High altitude" visualizes the development of the leading global stock market indices over the past 20-30 years. The virtual data mountains of the stock market charts are resublimated in the craggy materiality of the Argentinean mountainscape.
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