Anna-Katharina Scheidegger

ONE LAST HOUR Anna Katharina Scheidegger’s work focuses on interpreting urban and natural phenomena in relation to the societies they impact. The artist realizes photographs, films and videos – sober and documentating items. Her artworks have been exhibited at the Grand Palais, the Jeu de Paume and the Rencontres d’Arles in France, at the Media Festival in Osnabrück and at Interfilm Berlin in Germany, and at the Kunsthalle in Bern, Switzerland. She has won many prizes and scholarships, such as the Air Switzerland Artist Award, the FNAGP France Fund, and the Prix de la Photo de Berne, the Swiss National Workshop at the Cité des Arts in Paris. «One Last Hour» Project is a multiple of 571 pieces, representing the 571 plants that have disappeared since 1750. The photographs that pay tribute to them are produced using the same methods as the Talbott calotypes, which made the scientist a pioneer in photography by trying to reference all the plants. Here the process is voluntarily modified so that, if facing any light exposure, the image of the plant fades in one hour. It is a poetic way of questioning ourselves about possession, preservation and consumption. So, will you dare to open your box?