Diploma project, ECAL 2012
in BACHELOR PHOTOGRAPHY
by Philippe Fragnière
“ The “ Snowpark ” project proposes an analysis of landscapes modified by human intervention. An undefined landscape, dotted by the presence of functional ephemeral objects, which acquires, through the eye of the camera, a hybrid status halfway between architecture and sculpture. Although they are dedicated to a specific use and built without any sculptural intention, these structures suggest definite relationships with Land Art or minimalism. These objects are voluntarily shown at the same time without any elements able to indicate their size in order to generate an oscillation of the perception; as well as to reveal few elements in a distorted way, but nonetheless a lot of material.
This transposition can result in a transformation of these objects into structures which could formally belong to the “art piece” register, while showing how these same objects generate an aestheticization of the Alpine landscape; a landscape transfigured by shapes inspired by urban patterns. ”