Ca l’Isidret was invited by the Photoforum Pasquart to develop a collective project specific to its
Ca l’Isidret produced every image presented in the exhibition during their 10-days residency at the end of April in Biel, photographing the city’s dwellers, its streets and animals, directing their gaze and pointing their cameras at a delicate array of details: domesticated plants and flowers, tedious street signage, shiny and dusty cars, flying crows, statues in the old town, close-up portraits. Accompanying them throughout their simultaneous discovery and shooting of the city was a questioning about wealth. Having heard multiple times in Biel that Switzerland was the richest country in the world – and having promptly verified that the assertion was unfounded – this recurring claim or label nonetheless stuck with them and shaped their experience in Biel. While wealth is not straightforwardly a topic of the exhibition, this statement and the self-perception it implies underlied the processes of production and of selection of the images.
Danaé Panchaud (Director of Photoforum Pasquart)