Denise Bertschi

THE TREES FOR THE WOOD – THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

THE TREES FOR THE WOOD – THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

THE TREES FOR THE WOOD – THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

THE TREES FOR THE WOOD – THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

THE TREES FOR THE WOOD – THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

THE TREES FOR THE WOOD – THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

THE TREES FOR THE WOOD – THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

THE TREES FOR THE WOOD – THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

THE TREES FOR THE WOOD – THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

THE TREES FOR THE WOOD – THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

Publication with a series of photographs taken in the Korean DMZ

«Facing the impossibility of capturing the visual in a geography that is not only highly controlled, but exposed and condemned to a superimposed vista, an altered and forcefully prescribed act-of-seeing, a tarnished layer of the subjective ability to visualize, the work of Denise Bertschi rediscovers the immediate.

Observing her work of a landscape that does not quite make sense, one slowly realizes that military intervention in this landscape of exception is not always clearly decipherable for what it is. Moreover, the very moment of realization of the single object or artifact in fact complicates the seemingly simple and straightforward unpacking of such mono-programmed geography – to the extent that the border-zone cannot only be understood as a territory of exception, but a man-made construct of absurdity that choreographs and overboosts staged realities of the cliché.» (Markus Miessen)

Text: Markus Miessen
Graphic Design: Studio Martin Stoecklin, Zürich
Print run: 500 (offset)
Publisher: HEAD GENÈVE

Year: 2014