Project 43

Jimmy Riordan

Jimmy Riordan, "14,000 Feet," installation, 2015

14,000 Feet

The view you are enjoying was cropped from a photograph Coley Gentzel took from the 14,000-foot basecamp on Denali. It is the view from the latrine located there, boasting one of the most amazing views in the world.

As you look around the gallery you will notice viewfinders. Each is designed to direct your vision towards a single point of interest (POI) in the Anchorage area important to local Dena'ina Athabascan peoples. Each viewfinder is accompanied by specific site information.

To operate a viewfinder, lean down and look between the two rear sight blades. Center the front blade between the rear sights. Make note of the direction your vision has been aimed. At this point you can return to a standing position. The viewfinder and accompanying site information will inform you of the distance and nature of the POI.

If you would like to visit one of these POIs just download the free Junaio app and scan the QR code accompanying this work. Your phone or tablet will then display GPS markers directing you to each location.