Architecture Exhibitions International

S AM – Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum Basel

Portrait of a Landscape

Jul 7–Sep 16, 2018
Portrait of a Landscape. Photo: © swisstopo

Pierre-Philippe Hofmann is a visual artist from Brussels with Swiss roots. He has crossed Switzerland along ten axes – from the outermost borders to the geographical centre: Älggi Alp in the canton Obwalden. Along the way, he regularly took a great many pictures in the form of video stills, thus capturing Switzerland's altitude differences, climate zones and landscape forms. Under the title 'Portrait of a Landscape', this collection of images will run on dozens of screens in the form of a large video installation, enabling Switzerland, as a space, to be perceived by the visitor in an unfamiliar way.