A photograph from a family-album became the starting point for 'In Transit'. A fragment of an elderly lady’s life story, who, as an adolescent girl, emigrated from the mountains of Central Switzerland to South America with her family. 35 years later she returned to her village – but "home" turned out to be a world that remains strange to her to the present day. I met this lady in the course of an artist residence, living and working in a village in the Swiss Alps for three months. Day-to-day - by foot, train and bus -, I roamed the remote, alpine region, which is increasingly torn between traditional lifestyle and structural transformation. A visual involvement of a traveler with a changing – a ‚traveling‘ – region and its inhabitants.

Installation-views: Petra Rietz Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2012)

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