Binaural Views of Switzerland
On the traces of William England’s 1863 photographic journey through Switzerland:
an audio-visual exhibition.
opening: 14th November 2019, Palazzo Canavée, Mendrisio, Switzerland.
Binaural Views of Switzerland is an audio-visual observation of the changes caused by human activity in the Swiss Landscape since 1863, when the pioneering photographer William England made his Grand Tour of Switzerland, creating stunning stereoscopic photographs of over 150 beautiful locations.
Artist Alan Alpenfelt, over a two month journey, has re-discovered 30 of these locations documenting the changes in their aspects and atmospheres, re-presenting them in his exhibition, using binaural sound recording and 3D photography.
His work highlights the stark contrasts between past and present by immersing the visitor in the sights and sounds of each environment, then and now.