Nicolò Panzeri & Mattia Micheli
2018 - Ongoing
Italy; Switzerland; Austria; Slovenia; France
The Alps have always represented a natural border, an apparently harsh and extreme environment even for the most toughest natives.
Emblem and symbol of the wild and pure nature, this vast territory has been always spared by the typical mechanisms of the Capitalist Realism.
If in the past the strong natural conditions and the hostile alpine winters forced mankind to be inactive, now winter on the Alps is the most profitable season of all.
Due to the solidification of the alpine capitalism, marked by a frantic globalization and a beyond compare mass tourism, we've been spectators to the democratization of the mountain and of its commodification and trivialization.
Over the years the distance between the city and the mountain has intensely decreased, making the latter more accesible and habitable, charming and hospitable.
The sparkling aestheticization of the alpine cultural identity and its non-stop advertising, mockingly led to its total annihilation.
The desire to lower glaciers at tourists' height, helped by the actual climate change, has outlined the new look of the anthropized Alps.
YES TO ALL is a four-handed observation made with Mattia Micheli of this deceptive scenario where pieces of cities, cars, engines, concrete, cables, graceful ladies, bizarre fashions and innovations are melting with the traditional alpine leftovers:the new inclusive mountain seduced by the temptations of urban society.