Monte Verità. This “hill of truth” nestled in a Swiss canton has been an object of fascination for many since the end of the 19th century, when a group of young idealists chose it as a cradle for their utopia. Disillusioned by the failures of modernity, artists and thinkers gathered there, seeking a different truth, a truer truth. However, Eric Massholder’s series Monte Verità reveals a somewhat more ambiguous landscape than its utopian alter ego. Dark hues, bold colours and a muted eeriness combine to form a complex universe, ominously evocative of hope and fear in the face of a world in crisis. Between surface and depth, matter and spirituality, destruction and construction, we are encouraged to roam on every hillside of this hill of truth.