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Verbier Art Residency

Date

2022

Location

Verbier, Switzerland

Description

In 2022, Fragmentin was the Artists-in-Residence at the Verbier 3-D Foundation. In the past 3D-Verbier has welcomed local and international artists such as: Olaf Breuning, Eve Laroche-Joubert, James Capper, Philip Samartzis, Chloe Dewe Mathews, Karsten Födinger or Gramazio Kohler. 

During the residency we focused on the development of a sculptural work examining the global topics of water and climate concerns inspired by the materials, technologies and ecological knowledge sourced from the surrounding landscape of Verbier, Switzerland.

The residency took place for 3 week in April 2022, followed by a 2-year open air exhibition in their sculpture park and education programme.

Working with curators Alexa Jeanne Kusber and Paul Goodwin, we will collaborate with glaciologists, academics and the local community to continue our research behind the concept of Obsology - a neologism coming from a mix of the words obsolescence and archaeology with a focus on the topic of Post-digital archaeology. 

How will future archaeologists study us? Will our considerations on issues such as digitalization and the climate crisis last ? What traces will be left over for future generations to remember ours ? And in which form?

Global Wiring - Physical Mockup 1:20 & CGI

Setup 27 June 2022

Assembling of the sculpture on site in the 3-D Verbier sculpture park

Stone making process (May 2022)

Cutting and coring a local stone in le Châble

Glass making process (May 2022)

Production of mould, counter-mould and glass cylinders in our workshop in Renens and at Niesenglass in Interlaken.

Primary School teaching in Verbier

A creative exploration of digitised rocks through hand made drawings

Residency 1st Week (April)

Hike at Cabane Montfort, visit of stone quarry and underground infrastructure, cable and pipe recovery

sketches

22 Septembre 2021

Hike on Glacier de Corbassière

21 Septembre 2021

Site visit and meetings with locals

Exhibition visual

Contact

Fragmentin
C/O univercité #208
Chemin du Closel 5
1020 Renens, CH


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Thanks

Thanks

Fondation Vaudoise pour la Culture
Swiss Cultural Fund UK
Pro Helvetia
Art Foundation Pax
Canton de Vaud
Ville de Lausanne
Ville de Renens
Migros pourcent culturel
Arts at CERN
Hospitalité artistique de Saint-François