Mount Fear

For her sculpture series called Mount Fear, Abigail Reynolds used data about actual crimes she obtained by the police. These figures have been transformed into a dataset juxtaposed on a map, to indicate the occurence of a certain crime. Said in simple terms: on a map of a certain place, every criminal incident adds a little height to the model, thus creating an actual 3D landscape by representing the frequency and location of crimes in urban surroundings.

The imaginative landscape at the same time denies the actual instance that shaped it - like in the image above: Violent Crimes in East-London in 2002/2003 - by creating a fascinating landscape in which one can get lost, and also speaks of the actual life on the streets underlaying the projected landscape.

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