How do current ecological and economic aspects flow into artistic transformations and how are these expressed in poetry, image, narrative and animation?
Gerber and Bardill work in pre-alpine and alpine landscapes and examine their economic use for their aesthetic content. They transform their interest in agricultural, touristic, cultural and other civilisational interventions in the environment into videos, photographs, animated films and installations. The artist couple has received several awards, including the SAC Art Prize 2020, the Canton of Graubünden Recognition Prize 2019 and the Swiss Art Award 2004.
Leta Semadeni, born in 1944 in Scuol, studied languages at the University of Zurich, in Perugia (Italy) and Quito (Ecuador) and worked for many years as a teacher at various schools in Zurich and the Engadine.
Since 2005 she has devoted herself exclusively to writing, publishing prose and poetry in Rhaeto-Romanic and German. Her first novel in German, "Tamangur" (Rotpunktverlag), appeared in 2015 and was awarded a Swiss literature prize in 2016.
In June 2017, Leta Semadeni received the Culture Prize of the Canton of Graubünden for her life´s work.
Edition Lärche, 2006
5 Fotografien, Gabriela Gerber und Lukas Bardill, © Edition Luciano Fasciati Chur
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