Nus avain la finamira da mussar nossa Svizra e sia diversitad en tut ils aspects ad in nov public sin ina moda e maniera tut particulara. Fotografias da la natira giogan en noss project ina rolla centrala. L’idilla e la quietezza, sco ch’ellas èn da chattar en numerus lieus, duai sa manifestar en ils purtrets ed evocar insatge tar il contemplader. Per quest intent duvrain nus motivs classics, senza però repeter clischés classics. Anzi, nus interpretain els da nov e faschain in cuntrast cun auters objects. Ils maletgs vegnan accumpagnads da tuns or dad intervistas cun persunas da la regiun che nus avain tschertgà ed inscuntrà sin nossas exploraziuns e ch’eran prontas da parter lur sguard sin lur chantun d’origin cun nus.
Dal mars fin il october 2016 vegnin nus ad explorar durant 8 mais tut ils chantuns per bain 1 emna, dad Aadorf fin a Zwischbergen. Noss auto ans serva latiers betg mo da med da transport, ma el è al medem temp er abitaziun, chombra da durmir e biro. Cun agid da nossa intuiziun ed il contact cun la populaziun locala perscrutain nus cuntradas quietas ed objects unics e fascinants. Il project sa drizza uschia primarmain ad in public indigen ed interessà per l’art. Via medias socialas e la ruta actualisada cuntinuadamain pon ins persequitar, nua che nus ans chattain gist.
Cun in cudesch ed in’exposiziun cun maletgs e tuns duai VIA HELVETICA, sco project che cumpiglia l’entira Svizra, vegnir fatg accessibel la primavaira 2017 a la publicitad.
Sajas era ti ina part da Via Helvetica.
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!“ ;)
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.
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
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!
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
Qua chattas ti nossas lavurs che nus avain prendì cun nus da l’Appenzell.
La stad 2015 essan nus stads intginas fins d’emna en la Svizra orientala per scuvrir l’Appenzell e ses misteris. L’idilla e la quietezza, sco che nus las avain chattadas en divers lieus, duai sa manifestar en ils purtrets ed influenzar il contemplader. Nus avain interpretà da nov motivs classics e mess els en cuntrast cun auters objects. L’Appenzell furma uschia l’emprima part da noss project VIA HELVETICA avant ch’el cumenzia alura il mars 2016 pir da dretg cun il rest dals 24 chantuns.
Anne è creschida si a Friburg ed ha studegià design da products e grafica a l’ECAL a Losanna. Suenter in pitschen detur sur Paris ha ella alura chattà a Turitg ina nova sfida, tar la quala ella ha emprendì d’enconuscher Thomas. Quel è fotograf independent cun in focus sin cuntradas, moviment e persunas. Ensemen vulan els dus ussa explorar la Svizra. Thomas ed Anne sa laschan guidar latiers per il pli da lur intuiziun, han gugent quietezza, design modest, plinavant èn els gugent en la natira e mangian gugent sanadaivel.
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