Measuring the height of Napoleon's Nose

Shiro MASUYAMA

 
 

Cave hill is a landmark in Belfast that is known locally in Belfast as 'Napoleon's Nose' because its outline from the ground as you look up at the hill is that of an impression of person's face lying down. While living in north Belfast I was intrigued to make a site specific project based this land face but first I had to figure out the dimensions that I could be working with, so I invited two friends to join assist me in measuring the length of the nose from tip to upper lip with a fishing rod. The process and results of this piece is captured by video.


Cave Hill, Belfast, Northern Ireland

November, 2010