SMArt Sustainable Mountain Art – Symptoms
26 June 2022 to 11 September 2022
The SMArt programme aims to raise awareness of the particular challenges faced by mountain regions worldwide through exhibitions by international photographers. The programme focuses in particular on the topics of climate change, water reserves, biodiversity and food security, as well as migration.
The Peruvian photographer Alejandra Orosco (*1988) devoted herself to the effects of climate change on nature during her three-month stay in Bellwald (canton of Valais) and compares them to stress symptoms in humans. In microscopic photographs, portraits and landscape pictures, she seeks analogies between human and plant organisms and looks for signs of how they react to changes in their environment.
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Alejandra Orosco (*1988) studied audiovisual communication and photography in Lima. Social change, human destiny, migration and the vulnerability of indigenous peoples have been the focus in her artistic career to date. In her project as part of the SMArt programme, she addresses climate change and once again foregrounds people as part of nature.
Programme and special projects
Vernissage: 25 June, 4.15 p.m., meeting point: Ernen village square
Guided tour (in cooperation with the WeltimDorf photo project): 9 July, 4.15 p.m., meeting point: Ernen village square
Forest bathing (with Karin Bittel): 21 August, 10.15 a.m., meeting point: Ernen village square
By public transport
Matterhorn Gotthard Railway to Fiesch, Postbus to Ernen, Dorfplatz
The exhibition is presented in two parts: the first part is held in the basement of the Jost Sigristen House in Ernen village center, while the second part is located in an area of woodland along the hiking trail over the Mosshubu (approx. 10 min. walk from the village square).