Fine Art, 2015
An analysis of the landscape reveals that some state constructions could lead to pernicious effects such as landscape and population control. I give a particular interest to the case of Switzerland because its exiguity generates this intense control of territory. Being claustrophobic myself, I feel particularly affected by this situation.
The work shown here is about noise-reduction walls, which are erected almost everywhere on the territory in order to insulate specific sectors phonetically. These devices are built due to a positive political intention notably to protect people from annoying noises caused by highway traffic. They have nevertheless an opposite effect which is to delimit and to contain the landscape, transforming it - using the terminology of Deleuze and Guattari - from a smooth into a striated space. On a more metaphorical level these constructions could be seen as signs of a country shutting itself in.
My goal is to represent a modern topography of Switzerland. I use these walls as a pretext to illustrate my own vision of the swiss landscape.