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Christian Wittwer

Christian Wittwer

born on October 1st 1960 in Thun (Switzerland)
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Herr K.

Christian Wittwer
Neue Geschichten vom Herrn K. (2008)
Short Stories

Based on the famous short stories by the German author Bertolt Brecht "Geschichten vom Herrn Keuner", I published the book "Neue Geschichten vom Herrn K." (New Stories of Mr. K.") in 2008. The book was recommended from the literary critic of the "Weltwoche Magazin" for the international literature award "Bachmannpreis" in Klagenfurt (Austria).

||| Reportage, Short-stories & books

Cultural landscapes

Christian Wittwer
European cultural landscapes (since 2003)

European cultural landscapes. This cultural project examines on the basis of artistic-scientific survey and different artistic media the structures and development of relevant European landscapes. In some cases I use a special 360 degree imaging technology to create 3D views of the landscape. Until now I worked in Western Sicily, in Austria, in the agglomeration of Metropolitan Zurich & in various landscapes deeply transformed by military actions of WW1 & WW2.

||| Western Sicily
||| Freizeitlandschaften des Wintertourismus
||| AgglomerationsLandschaften
||| Abused landscapes
||| Tre crateri (vulcano landscapes)

Rezyklarte

RezyklARTe

Als Rezyklate bezeichnet man Stoffe oder Gegenstände, die ganz oder teilweise aus Materialien bestehen, die einem Recycling entstammen, also aus aufbereitetem Altmaterial hergestellt sind. Aus den achtlos weggeworfenen Bildern von unbekannten Malern, welche oft auf dem Trödelmarkt oder im Abfall landen, habe ich durch Recycling der Leinwände neue Kunstwerke geschaffen. Jedes Werk ist ein Unikat und kann Anteile unterschiedlicher Urheber enthalten. Damit werden wertvolle Bildresourcen meist unbekannter Maler vor der Zerstörung und dem Vergessen gerettet und wiederaufbereitet.

||| Serie I

kunst ist ...

Christian Wittwer
What is art? (since 1993)
art installations

What is art? I try to answer this question from time to time by creating installations, which discuss this profound philosophical question. My most recent statement from 2011 is: "ART IS ESSENTIAL FOR SURVIVAL." The installation shows the emergency supply (240 food packages) for one person to survive one year. Other statements like "ART MEANS BELIEVING IN IT." are published in DuMonts "Was ist Kunst?" by Andreas Mäckler.

||| Installation I
||| Installation II

city observer

Christian Wittwer
CITY OBSERVER (since 2004)

As a city observer I perform since 2004 literary and artistic studies of urban areas using various visual media. I am integrating myself into the social life of the city & trying to understand the identity of this urban landscape and the circumstances of its inhabitants. I worked as a city observer in Venice, Miami, Zurich, Weimar (Germany), Verdun (France), Gibellina (Italy) & Zell am See (Austria). I am looking forward to integrating new projects to this series.


||| Berlin
||| Zurich
||| Venice
||| Gibellina (Sicily)


digital age

Christian Wittwer
The post-photographic era

Between 1995 & 1999, when the digital revolution (internet, digital imaging, multimedia) was at its peak, I had several international appearances, such as press-articles (NZZ), lectures and workshops in the whole of Europe, explaining artists & scientists the profound changes in the upcoming digital and post-photographic era.

||| NZZ (Das Digitale Bild ist keine Fotografie)
||| Camera Austria (Das Digitale Bild)

Heimat

Ikonografie einer Heimat

 

||| Die Entdeckung des Weblichen
||| Spuren der Erinnerung

Mensch Zürich

Humans of Zurich

Cultural art project
The purpose of this project is to make discover Zurich
through portraits, pictures and stories of people living here.

 

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