In his work the Valaisian artist Rémy Bender (*1988, based in Sion) engages with the topography and the history, including the mythical sublimation, of the Alps in media and other forms of representation. His explorations begin at a peculiar geographic phenomenon to be found in the vicinity of his village, called “creux” in French (literally: hollow) and located at 2.000 metres above sea level. In this hollow there is no view but rocks, ibexes, vast caves, and old legends of poor souls. Using machines he built himself, Rémy Bender records this place and transports it to the exhibition space, for example through a wind-powered camera, a stone projector, a solar balloon, and ibex horns that create sounds.
Rémy Bender, Perspective du Creux, Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, 2023, Foto: Cedric Mussano, Courtesy of the artist