Seeing Switzerland: Ascension

2019 - a documentary

Exhibited at:
photoZürich 2020
Halle 622 & StageOne Zürich-Oerlikon
10.01. - 14.01.2020

At the end of 2018, I had to realize that I knew my home country, Switzerland, far too little in all its facets. For this reason, I set out in 2019 to visit for me unknown places and their inhabitants while living out their traditions and festivals. This resulted in recordings that showed me how deeply religion and traditions are still rooted in some regions. For example, did you know that in Appenzell on the so-called “Funkensonntag” or "Spark Sunday", winter is driven out with a big fire? Or that, exceptionally, children are allowed to puff stumps at the cantonal cattle shows?