of photography and poetry : Introduction
Three photographers : Hélène Binet, Thomas Flechtner, Balthasar Burkhard ; three authors : Michel Butor, Jacques Réda, Pierre Bergounioux ; three open air art galleries in significant parts of the Alps of Vaud : the hill of the Temple at Château d’Oex, the summit of the Berneuse in Leysin and the hamlet of the la Croix mountain pass. Such are the basic ingredients.
The artists, invited in residence, offer an original creation
(30 photographs and 10 short texts) about the very places where their
works are to be exhibited. In the course of a competition, some young
creators from the engineering school of Lullier (landscape architecture
and environment management) and from the haute école d’arts
appliqués of Geneva (visual communication and interior design)
imagined an original way of presenting these works. And the alchemy works,
answering the postulates that define landscape consciousness: the capacity
to represent it, the words to describe it and the aptitude to modify it.
– Hill of the Temple :
Leysin – Summit
of the Berneuse :
Col de la Croix –
Hamlet of la Croix :