Panorama

Panorama - 52° 29' 43.28" N 13° 22' 13.53" E, 2011



Panorama consists of a series of photographs seemingly depicting majestic alpine landscapes under various weather conditions, showing snowy peaks emerging from foggy valleys or mountain panoramas lit by a fleeting rainbow. But images are not always what they seem to be, and indeed, what Julian Charrière shot in this series are different ephemeral interventions, produced site-specifically in various construction sites in Berlin. The artist used extracted soil that was covered by flour and fire extinguisher foam to generate miniature, model Alps inspired by his native Switzerland in the middle of the city. With this work, the artist questions not only how perception works, but also our fantasized relation to “Nature” and the sublime, while playing the demiurge on his own, limited scale.

Panorama - 52° 29' 51.18" N 13° 22' 17.40" E, 2011

Panorama - 52° 29' 55.04" N 13° 22' 18.01" E, 2011

Panorama - 52° 29' 53.19" N 13° 22' 18.96" E, 2011

Panorama - 52° 31' 10.81" N 13° 24' 44.14" E, 2011


Panorama - Behind The Scenes Video Stills, 2011