Upcoming exposition 6-17 JUILLET 2022
EspaceDémArt Cotês-de-Montbenon 17, 1003 Lausanne
L’artiste sera présent la plupart du temps
7 JUILLET 2022_17h30-20h30
16 JUILLET 2022_15h30-17h30
phone 076 380 86 92
Informations about series:
Daniel Aeschbacher's series 'Rencontres' - 'Evanescence' - 'Regeneration' - 'Traces' - 'Reminiscence' and 'Recollection' outline his central conceptual ideas of the complex systemic interconnectivities between humans, societal ecosystems and matters as an integral part of earth's biological systems, framed in time and space, extending to include the planetary scope.
Daniel's conviction is that all is subjected to systemic rules, continuously keeping everything in motion and thus remaining subjected to ongoing changes. The very 'zeitgeist modernism', with its permeating omnipresence is continuously instrumentalized in the attempt to reinforce the ignorance and falsehood of the past 70 years that has led us to the aggravation not only of the climatic situation.
With his work Daniel Aeschbacher's wants to create positive spaces that allow to refocus, to recenter, and to recollect.
The journey begins with the genesis of life- any life for that matter, enriched by 'rencontres', interrelationships and interactions with other organisms and matters throughout the transient existences, leaving behind traces along its pathway, themselves giving rise to infinite stories, that will be recollected long beyond the impermanence of life itself.
'Regeneration' shall not merely disintegrate and vanish as so many buzzwords did in time. Regeneration in conjunction with the thorough observations of traces and comprehending their meaning, shall allow the individual and societies alike to identify new forms of our existence.
Humans and any other organism, being part of the living and dynamic systems, continuously meet, encounter other humans and organisms, other systems, sometimes for only a very brief instance, sometimes clinging in cohabitation together for long - a lifetime.
Such intersections, when they occur, can be characterized as provocative, enriching, colorful at best, depleting and destructive at worst.
As abstraction, Aeschbacher imagined lifelines each representing a life, floating like ribbons in space, touching, intersecting, connecting, if at all, to one another. Every such 'Rencontre', no matter how volatile, brief or solid will inscribe onto stories of life. These painting lend themselves to a subjective journey in memory, recalling the importance of emotional proximity and its secrets of sustainability to one's life.
All existences are impermanent, subject to continuous mutations, appearing at one moment just to vanish the next instance in another form and quality. The only permanence lies in the motion and changes, like liquid and air, flowing energized by contextual conditions, changing form and expressions, being visible now, ephemeral thereafter.
The process of becoming is likewise the process of disappearing - dissolving. The experience is transient, and evanescence is its fugitive.
Aeschbacher has always been fascinated to capture the impermanence, this window, revelation, that is relative in duration, scale and time.
Changes at one point provoke and trigger interrelational modifications. This process is continuous and describes the evolutionary, circular dynamic of creation and regeneration. Nothing will ever stagnate, nothing will ever reemerge same as before. Systemic interrelationships are at the core of changes and the complexity of factors responsible for mutations is hardly predictable, even with coupled digital brainpower.
Humans being part of a mystical world have been humbled as integral to the universal, planetary clock, while fostering and harvesting the fruits of regeneration.
Not being in total control of such complex processes of changes are perceived as danger and risk by societies like ours, entirely permeated by the "zeitgeist" of modernism.
It is the state and need of changing mindsets, which preoccupies Aeschbacher in all his works, in particular for this series 'Regeneration'.
Traces are the signatures of transient existence and passages. Traces are unique marks and the result of contextual circumstances in time and location. Traces are like gateways to stories to uncover, stories that connect the past with the presence with the future, sometimes intimate personal memories, sometimes recalling simple and trivial past events, other times traces revealing the stories of entire societies, their believes and values.
In this series, Aeschbacher explored traces imprinted into clay, this natural soil material, that in its original state is wet, moist with the same plasticity which millions of years ago captured the imprints of fossils, todays testimonials of long past organism that populated the face of planet earth. This collection of traces in ceramic tiles are suggestive of situation and shall invite viewers to their very own imagination.
Human traces are expressive of lives, beliefs and values by which societies are guided. Traces can evolve into signs with symbolic meanings by conventions of societies, eventually to be the language and stories about past experiences.
In the serie 'Reminiscence', Aeschbacher studied archeological, geological, biological and skeletal morphologies, as well as organic textures and surfaces.
Eventually, form, structures, textures and colors were reconstituted into new organisms, new signs and symbols with unique characteristics of speculations for ideas and images for past futures.
With the series 'Recollection', Aeschbacher extended his inquiry with the objective to identify personal questions about motif and meaning, as well consequences of personal encounters, be it in the past, the presence or imagined future.
Daniel Aeschbacher received architectural training in Switzerland, worked with Max Bill, graduated as Industrial Designer from San Jose State University California and as Master in Environmental Technology and Management from the University of Applied Sciences, Basel.
As Industrial Designer he worked in California with frogdesign, in Milano Italy with Ettore Sottsass at Sottsass Associati, then as corporate Design Manager with Plantronics Incorporated, Santa Cruz, California before joing Hewlett-Packard in Grenoble, France. In Switzerland Daniel Aeschbacher conducted his own design consultancy.
Since more then 25 years Aeschbacher has been lecturing at several institutions (Art Centre College of Design Europe, Haute Ecoles d'art Appliqués Genève and Lausanne, Schule für Gestaltung Bern, OSZ Rittermatte Biel).
Over the past ten years Daniel Aeschbacher has been lecturer and member of the core team of the Bachelor program at Design Management International at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
2011: Photography exposition at 'Schule für Gestaltung Bern'.
2015: Art work exposition at l'Ancienne Couronne Bienne.