Projet

Cette Suisse, que personne n’a encore vue!

Nous nous sommes fixés comme objectif, de présenter au public la diversité de notre Suisse de manière personnelle dans tous ses aspects. Les photos de paysages y joueront un rôle central. L’idylle et le calme, qui se trouvent à de nombreux endroits, devraient se manifester dans les images et englober le spectateur. Nous nous servons de références classiques, en évitant les clichés par leur interprétation de manière nouvelle, notamment en les confrontant à d’autres objets. Les images seront complétées d’enregistrements sonores d’interviews menées avec les habitants recherchés ou rencontrés au hasard, et qui acceptent de partager avec nous une perspective personnelle de leur canton d’origine.
De mars à octobre 2016, nous partons en quête de l’essence de la Suisse en passant environ une semaine dans chaque canton, d’Aadorf à Zwischbergen. Notre voiture sera à la fois notre moyen de transport, notre hébergement et notre bureau. Avec l’aide de notre intuition et du contact avec la population locale, nous explorons des paysages calmes ainsi que des objets atypiques. VIA HELVETICA s’adresse ainsi en première ligne à un public local s’intéressant à des projets artistiques. À travers les réseaux sociaux et un trajet actualisé en « live », il est possible de voir précisément où nous nous trouvons. C’est sous forme de livre d’art et d’une exposition d’images et d’interviews que VIA HELVETICA sera présenté au public en tant que projet global sur la Suisse au printemps 2017.

 

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Herisau

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After waking up in beautiful morning light we decided to take a little time off today and sit in a coffee place to work on some administrative things like website domain, blog etc. Later in the day we drove to Herisau where this sand pit instantly popped into my eyes like a birthday cake does! We couldn’t believe how beautiful it was, the whole setting, surrounded by these unique walls. They almost looked like a piece of art, but the thing was, that our tripod wasnt enough tall so Anne had to drive our car in position so that I could climb on top of it. While I was standing on our car a curious couple came by and started to talk with us. They hardly could not believe that we got so excited about this sand pit and said something like: „Ok, this must be art then!“ ;)
Thomas

St. Anton-Oberegg

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Lucky day, again! Today we took a super tiny road that wasn’t even on the map and after driving our car for like 15min uphill and through a thick forest we spotted this wonderful thing that someone had left there alone for the weekend. Probably some lumberjacks that had been working on it for some reason. We’ll never know exactly, but for us it was almost like an art installation that reminded us on Christo. This plastic foil was about 200-300m long and went up on one and down on the other side. After we got what we needed we kept following the road cause we felt that there was some more waiting for us. And it was: At least 50 cows and a kinda skeptical bull! They almost didnt want Thomas get out of his car so we kept driving and then we found a perfect place on top of a hill overlooking the Rhine valley. We made delicious pasta for dinner and then spent a quite night with some cow bells around us.
Anne

Teufen

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After waking up somewhere far outside in the middle of a green field we started to hit the road once more and today we got very lucky by finding this pile of unique looking hey bale outside Teufen. We’ve seen many of these before but always white or green, but never ever pink! Wonder what the farmer looks like that owns these ;)
Anne got pretty excited about it and had to climb onto them right away! We kept driving to check out some gravel pits, hills, pass roads, architecture, people.. along the road when she installed our tripod on my feet while I was looking around for perspectives :D
Thomas

Gontenbad

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Lucky us, we found a great place to spend the night and waking up in the morning was no biggie! After Thomas made scrambled eggs for breakfast we all hit the road again and kept following our intuition. While the morning was a bit cloudy, we got surprised by an even more beautiful late afternoon near Gontenbad. Today with us was Julian „Schüli“ Fürsinger, a very talented filmer & friend that was joining us to document on film what we are doing here. Next to a water fountain we stopped our car to refill our water bottles and Schüli mounted his camera onto his car to get some follow cams done. These will be later used in a movie to present VIA HELVETICA to a bigger audience!

Säntis

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So today we officially started our Project VIA HELVETICA by spending our first week in the beautiful Appenzell! First stop: Säntis! We took our hiking shoes with us in order to be able to go wherever we want to go. And after climbing over cliffs and passing snow fields we got pretty successfull, we found this quite awesome and huge rock between Seealpsee & Säntis. It is tremendous! We kept going and found another great landscape before retourning to the very top of Mt. Säntis where we ate a delicious Rösti and then went to find a nice place to park our car for the night. It was a great first day of starting exploring the Canton of Appenzell.
Anne & Thomas

Anne + Thomas

En tant que designer et photographe, nous formons un duo bilingue travaillant à Zurich.

Anne a grandi à Fribourg avant d’aller à Lausanne pour étudier le design industriel et le graphisme à l’ECAL. Après un passage de 3 ans à Paris, elle a trouvé un nouveau challenge à Zurich, où elle a fait connaissance de Thomas. Ce dernier est photographe ayant comme prédilection les paysages, le mouvement et les gens. Ensemble, ces deux aimeraient donc explorer la Suisse! Thomas et Anne se laissent souvent porter par leur intuition, aiment le calme, le design épuré, être dans la nature et manger sainement.

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