(EN) Cabin Fever (noun)
Lassitude, irritability, and similar symptoms resulting from long confinement or isolation indoors during the winter.
For this project I was inspired by the phenomenon Cabin Fever. A solution for this fever is simply going outside and interacting with nature. My fascination with mountains started in my childhood, when every summer holiday my mother took my sister and me to go hiking, and grew in the French Alps, where my grandfather has a cabin. My camera and I have crossed many a mountain since then. Each year I visit my grandfather's cabin. Hiking here, alone with my camera, I can do whatever I want. Surrounded by this sublime spectacle where an approaching cloud can turn into a sudden danger, I become no one. I relate to something incomprehensible, the great vastness that has been there long before me and, in whatever condition, will be there long after I'm gone. I never feel alone here. In an overcrowded world where oversupply and lack of privacy is king, being alone in a cabin feels like paradise. Amidst these vast landscapes is no room for facades. I no longer relate to an artificial identity in a system imposed on me. The city is where I am seized by cabin fever. This solitary landscape is the very remedy for this fever.