June 2023

Residency at Kunstdepot Göschenen

We have been selected for an artists' residency in the Swiss Alps, at Kunstdepot Göschenen. The scenery is breathtaking, and we look forward to being inspired by this violent landscape. Thanks also to the Mondriaan Foundation, for making our stay possible!

During our residency at Kunstdepot Göschenen, we will be carrying out a study of what is locally known as "Das Russendenkmal" - an imposing sculpture hewn out of bare rock in the Schollenen Gorge, where in the 18th century Russian troops clashed with those of Napoleon over the narrow passage between North and South Europe. Our focus does not lie on this ancient history, but looks rather at how recent geopolitical events, such as the war in Ukraine, may influence the significance attributed to this large stone cross by visitors. What symbolical traces do these shifts in perspective leave behind?