caroline bachmann | stefan banz
what duchamp abandoned for the waterfall


one hundred color photographs / video projection
2006-09

when you don’t look through the peep holes in the door of marcel duchamp's étant donnés: 1° la chute d’eau, 2° le gaz d’éclairage (1946-1966) at philadelphia museum of art, you see nothing but a half dark empty space.

when you don’t look at le forestay (the waterfall which marcel duchamp photographed for étant donnés in bellevue/chexbres, switzerland, between august 5 and 9, 1946) you see one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.

these photographs show, what duchamp abandoned for the waterfall – the view on lake geneva with the spectacular entrance of the valais valley between the swiss and the french alps.

exhibition view as a video projection at fotomuseum winterthur, 2012

caroline bachmann | stefan banz, what duchamp abandoned for the waterfall
one hundred color photographs
2006–09

caroline bachmann | stefan banz, what duchamp abandoned for the waterfall revisited
365 color photographs
2009–16
(book in preparation)

a selection of six photographs, taken between 2006 and 2009, fom the book published in 2009 with scheidegger & spiess, zurich