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Nina Haab, ONE NATURAL BORDER


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Crossing natural barriers

The limits of reality and the intersection between collective and personal memory lie at the heart of Nina Haab’s artistic practice. She spent several years exploring well-known sites in the Swiss Alps: the Devil’s Bridge, the Gotthard Pass and the Nufenen Pass. These iconic sites serve a dual purpose, acting as both natural barriers and passageways. ONE NATURAL BORDER is the culmination of several years of filming in different seasons, tracking the opening and closing of mountain passes. On the two large screens, images of untamed natural landscapes scroll by, to a soundtrack of voices speaking different languages. Here, these dialects – created and preserved by the existence of natural barriers – meet in a ritual as old as time itself: placing the common good at the centre of collective action.

 

This work is presented as part of the exhibition A FRAGILE BALANCE, from 9 November 2022 to 12 March 2023.


Credits

Nina Haab, ONE NATURAL BORDER, 2022, film still. ©Nina Haab. International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum


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Nina Haab, ONE NATURAL BORDER


Description

Crossing natural barriers

The limits of reality and the intersection between collective and personal memory lie at the heart of Nina Haab’s artistic practice. She spent several years exploring well-known sites in the Swiss Alps: the Devil’s Bridge, the Gotthard Pass and the Nufenen Pass. These iconic sites serve a dual purpose, acting as both natural barriers and passageways. ONE NATURAL BORDER is the culmination of several years of filming in different seasons, tracking the opening and closing of mountain passes. On the two large screens, images of untamed natural landscapes scroll by, to a soundtrack of voices speaking different languages. Here, these dialects – created and preserved by the existence of natural barriers – meet in a ritual as old as time itself: placing the common good at the centre of collective action.

 

This work is presented as part of the exhibition A FRAGILE BALANCE, from 9 November 2022 to 12 March 2023.


Credits

Nina Haab, ONE NATURAL BORDER, 2022, film still. ©Nina Haab. International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum


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