Observing the Unknown, 2016

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© Dominique Wyss

How do we approach a society we don’t know? How is our culture shaping our point of view? Observing the Unknown is a project about missing information in a world overloaded with imagery and data and how we deal with it. On North Sentinel Island, in the Indian Ocean, lives an Indigenous tribe, who rejects every contact to other people and remain untouched by the modern world. It has become an object for western projection, imagination, political ideas and radical theories. Through the combination of stock footage from latest advertisement clips, it creates a criticism of the idealized and stereotyped image of the western world and asks questions about principles, norms and desires.

Location: Photoforum Pasquart


Dominique Wyss, was born in 1989 in Solothurn (CH). She studied Visual Communication at the HKB in Bern and at the artEZ in the Netherlands. She is currently working as a graphic designer at Studio Marie Lusa in Zurich. www.hkb.bfh.ch