Kunstverein Oberwallis 2019, Galerie zur Matze, Stockalperschloss Brig, Switzerland
photograph series as part of a spatial audiocomposition
The photographs explores the idealistic, glorifying view on the Alpine idyll and its reflection in folk art. Hohliecht as a regional term refers to the Valais Alps‘ aura of natural idyll and a place of longing. Folk art forms such as homeland painting and yodelling were the research starting points for the set of photographs. While the photographic eye examines the pastures and pictoresque villages of the mountain area, it also encounters interveavings of every-day life which infiltrates the romantic view on nature and folk tradition.
The installation was developed site specifically for the Galerie Zur Matze at the historical Stockalperschloss in Brig. Applying the media of space, sculpture, sound and photography, the work encompasses a variety of media across the exhibition space.