Olaf Nicolai: Zabriskie Point

Z. Point originated with the artist’s 2008 visit to Zabriskie Point in Death Valley, California,
a site known for unusually striking geological formations as well as the eponymous film by
Michelangelo Antonioni. The location was packed with tourists during the day who were
primarily interested the geological significance and may never have heard of Antonioni. In
order to explore the area alone Nicolai needed to go there at night. Because of the intense
darkness, he used the camera flash on his cell phone to guide his path. As an unintentional
result, 80 photographs were taken, documenting this exploration.

80 pages, 8.25 x 11.75 inches (21 x 30 cm)
Edition: 500
Signed and dated
Cover Design: Markus Dressen
Leipzig 2010
ISBN: 978-3-940064-92-9

This book can be purchased directly from the gallery