How is it possible to change the collective perception of the surroundings? The paysage is just a background on which to erect buildings, have fun, cultivate food or to find inspiration? Could it be also intended as a digested idea of itself, of a national identity? The Nature and the landscape can be used transformed, eaten without physical interventions, without touching its integrity?
Nico Angiuli's Adieu uses a system named recadrage du reel, used in Switzerland to create the paradigma of the rural culture (by Ecole de Saviese for instance), during the industrialization period and re-used in the tourism field, in the politics, for propagandistic aims against immigrants, nowadays also.
Adieu replies to the same mechanism using a portion of reality to imagine a new one. Erasing the Alps becomes possible.
A project supported by Viafarini and ECAV of Sierre CH
With the support of Pro Helvetia, Villa Ruffiex artist residency and Foundation Chateau Mercier