Paysages en Poésie, Alpes of Vaud, Switzerland

Photographs from 2004

Paysages en poésie is an artistic and multidisciplinary project which took place between June and October 2004 in the Alps of Vaud.

Three photographers : Hélène Binet, Thomas Flechtner, Balthasar Burkhard ; three authors : Michel Butor, Jacques Réda, Pierre Bergounioux ; three open air art galleries in significant parts of the Alps of Vaud : the hill of the Temple at Château d’Oex, the summit of the Berneuse in Leysin and the hamlet of the la Croix mountain pass.

The artists, invited in residence, offered an original creation (30 photographs and 10 short texts) about the surrounding landscape where their works were exhibited. And the alchemy works, answering the postulates that define landscape consciousness: the capacity to represent it, the words to describe it and the aptitude to modify it.

Helene Binet photographs together with the texts of Jaques Réda investigate the landscape of Château d’Oex.