WHEN GLACIERS WEEP
Of fragile and slender frame, I asked myself after I had met her how in the world she had carried this 12 – 14 kg antique view camera plus equipment for hours up the mountain to the Vorab glacier. Not once but twice in a row. The first time she had hardly arrived when curtains of fog came down and she knew enough of mountains to know she had to leave without delay. Fog kills. Back in safety she wept over the lost chance on the phone with her mother. Her mother said: No tears. Go on back up. She did. This is where art becomes documentary. A call to think, to reflect, perhaps repent!
Anna Katharina Scheidegger – Artist-Photographer-Filmmaker – lives and works in Paris. Studied at École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Her works are to be found in the National Collections of France, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris und elsewhere. She has won many awards and prizes.
Today she is back in CPH with one of her other works that have deeply fascinated me. More in CPH Zurich’s windows starting today.