The main motifs of this photographic narrative derive from places of which appearance suggests such specific situations as violence, isolation, fear, loss, beauty and harmony. The images reveal the destruction/construction inherent in the urban process, while also intimating a silence, a halt. The moment of tenseness before or after something happens. The silence after the last metro has gone. A temporary, solitary confusion.
In High Altitudes, the theme is the mountain as a symbol of strength, of resistance; the mountain as an invulnerable, seemingly changeless state of being.
Human activity and its traces are internalised. Structures that are incorporated, that divide, separate and orchestrate. Struggle, rending, hardness. Concrete v. stone. A matter of ranking, of dissension; questions of proportion and dimension of forces.
A transcription of the feeling of violence mingled with a strange harmony.
Anna Katharina Scheidegger
Exhibition created with the support of Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council.