“Another Swiss Panorama”

Centre for L'image Contemporaine

The theme of “Another Swiss Panorama” is, unsurprisingly, loosely based on the notion of the landscape—both real and imaginary, rural and urban—as represented in a selection of videos by thirteen Swiss artists. Given the mythic qualities of Switzerland’s topography, it is surprising that the works included—videos by both young, lesser-known artists like Judith Albert, Nicolás Fernández, and Laurence Huber, and firmly established ones like Sylvie Fleury, Roman Signer, and Beat Streuli—do not necessarily reflect on a sense of place or on the history of landscape as an artistic genre but rather are open-ended considerations of the concurrence of nature and artifice.

Bucking prevailing taste, which favors the spectacular presentation of videos as wall-size projections, here each individual piece was shown on a monitor suspended from the ceiling, attached to the wall, or placed directly on the

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