Aurelie Crisetig

Day 17: Aurelie Crisetig


‘This belongs to everyone, so enjoy the view’ depicts the alteration of landscapes through digital topography. The fragment of areas assembled together compose an ensemble of imaginary panoramas. Every pattern of land represents a variation of time and space in both the digital and physical world. Merged together, each landscape becomes an abstract vision of mending views, recreating a conceptual, unknown environment. These transfigurations were both digitally and manmade by the apparatus used to capture the landscape, but also physically transformed by the global warming produced by human beings. Both changes depict the unpredictable development of landscape during this tumultuous time.


Aurelie Crisetig (b. 1992) is a Swiss photographer and visual artist. She uses photography as a tool to explore the alteration of human memory in a world overwhelmed by digital entities. Working both with film and digital photography, her works reflect on the constant use of mechanical recordings, especially in public and cultural places. After graduating with a BA in Art History and Film Studies in Lausanne, she completed an 8-week photography program at the New York Film Academy in New York. In 2018, she graduated with an MA Photography from UAL: University of Arts, London.


 In this tumultuous world we live in, it is always delicate to add expectations when our minds are already full of thoughts. Instead, I would like the viewers to stop for a while. Stop what you are doing. Drink some water. Close your eyes and breathe. Breathe. When you are ready, ask yourself: ‘How do I feel? What can be done to improve my situation?’ Listen to your surroundings. Be aware of who you are. Be mindful of what you are. You are real. You are alive.

The world is changing. Our planet is in danger. Our world is polluted by years of misbehaviors and ignorance. Our society is riddled with racism and injustice. But you are here, stronger than ever. You overcame hardships, heartbreaks, loss, failures. Your situation might not be ideal at the moment, but everything will be alright. Trust yourself.

This offering isn’t about showing off my artistic skills. If I can help one person, two persons to feel a little bit better, a little bit more at peace, then I have accomplished my goal. With this offering, I hope you can escape from our reality and find some inner peace.

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