February - March 2017 — Fine Arts
During his residency Christoph Oeschger would like to explore the complex historical, political and economic threads that connect Switzerland to the ‘City of Gold’ through the medium of the precious metal.
The residency will be a continuation of his work ‘AU’, which will consist of photographs and documentation in the mining, refining, jewellery, storage, technology and recycling realms or gold production.
Oeschger, who lives and works in Zurich, says he is constantly developing a new language of contemporary documentary photography that does not merely reproduce reality but reaches beyond its boundaries.
His strategies include mixing artistic with documentary strategies by using archival material as well as self-shot images.