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Verbier Art Residency

Date

2021

Location

Verbier, Switzerland

Description

Fragmentin is the upcoming 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 will focus 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.

While we have a first site visit planned in September, the residency is planned for a one month duration 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 - Mockup 1:20

Contact

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


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Thanks

Thanks

Foundation 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