Irina Sheynfeld


Magic Mountain is a place between Heaven and Earth, an in-between location where one may decide to move up or to come down spiritually and physically. A magical moment in time and space that allows mortals to pause and dream. In many cultures and religions fate, truth, and revelations happen up on higher altitudes. This body of work is inspired by Thomas Mann’s magnum opus Magic Mountain. It is particularly inspired by my last trip to Davos in the summer of 2023, when I visited places described by Mann and found the famous bench where young Hans Castorp becomes overwhelmed by the beauty of nature and his own avalanche of memories and remembers the first love of his life.