Philippe Fragnière


The “SNOWPARK” project proposes an analysis of landscapes modified by human intervention. An undefined landscape, dotted by the presence of functional ephemeral objects, which acquire by the eye of the camera, an hybrid status halfway between architecture and sculpture.

Although they are dedicated to a specific use and built without any sculptural intention, these structures suggest definite relationships with land art or minimalism. These objects are voluntarily shown at the same time without any elements able to indicate their size in order to generate an oscillation of the perception; as well as in a distorted way  to reveal few elements, but nonetheless a lot of material.

This transposition can result in a transformation of these objects in structures which could formally belong to the “art piece” register, while showing how these same objects generate an estheticisation of the alpine landscape; a landscape transfigured by shapes inspired by urban patterns.