Sandi Gazic – Between Myths and Reality
Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry
My project reveals how human beings respond to natural dangers. In the past, the myth of the devil and demons was told to overcome the unknown and the fear. Today, concrete walls and high-tech monitoring have taken over the task of protecting built structures. This project depicts the juxtaposition of myth and reality from the Illgraben catchment area to the Diablerets mountain range and the Aletsch Glacier, which are all located in Valais in the Swiss Alps. All these places have a long history of dealing with natural disasters, such as avalanches, outburst floods caused by glacier melt, debris flows and rockfalls.