Etienne Krähenbühl

Born in 1953 in Vevey (Switzerland), Etienne Krähenbühl is a sculptor interested
in the traces time leaves in the matter.

Situated between art and science, philosophy and poetry, his approach is “on the lookout for natural phenomena, tuned to the great existential questions and in search of a poetic sublimation of the matter” (F. Jaunin).

Production: jmage
Direction: Jeremy Frey

Walala Tjapaltjarri

Walala Tjapaltjarri is one of the last Aboriginal people who have lived a traditional life. He and his family joined modern society in 1984 by walking out of the Gibson Desert 800 km from Alice Springs, where they lived reclusely, as nomads perfectly mastering the complexity of their harsh environment. Two years later, he started to paint by reproducing images of the Tingari cycle, sacred songlines that relate to Ancestors of the Dreaming shaping the landscape of the region, to Law on initiation and to patterns painted on the body during eponymous ceremonies. In the late 1990s, he developed his own artistic vocabulary, a rhythmic and powerfully graphic abstraction of traditional Pintupi motifs.

Aboriginal art is the most ancient form of continued artistic expression in the world, going back almost 60,000 years.

The artworks are visual representations of lyrical poetry passed down from generation to generation. Each group has its own symbols and certain emblematic ones are shared by several groups.

When passing on the stories, traditions and cultural beliefs, Aboriginal artists use a range of mediums to express themselves such as painting, sculpture, engraving, pottery, weaving and, more recently, photography.

These pieces serve as a permanent testimony to the legends and stories that took place during the Dreamtime, connecting Man to Earth and our ancestors to the present.

Production: jmage
Direction: Jeremy Frey