Alt. +1000

Group show
Vallée de la Brévine, Le Locle (CH)

Stijn Cole

Founded in Switzerland in 2008, the Alt.+1000 festival takes place every two years. The aim is to use photography in mid-mountain regions to raise public awareness of the landscape. Far from being a tourist postcard, Alt.+1000 is a place for observing and reflecting on the landscape through photographic exhibitions, artistic residencies and institutional collaborations.

The international programme, curated by a wide range of artists, will give the public an opportunity to question the notion, ideas and imaginations that shape the landscape. Whether spectacular, domesticated, abandoned or frightening, the landscape is at the heart of human concerns and contradictions. Alt+1000 aims to showcase the work of artists who are questioning, inquisitive or provocative, while encouraging the creation of a new visual and social approach to the landscape.

The program also includes an artist residency with the Doubs Horloger Regional Nature Park. The photographer and filmmaker selected, Laura Henno, will be asked to work on an original, immersive project in the Park. The residency will culminate in a photographic exhibition at the Cirque de Consolation, in the Dessoubre Valley and in the La Brévine Valley between 2024 and 2025. Lastly, Alt+1000 confirms its commitment to creating synergies within the contemporary photography community through partnerships with the Journées Photographiques de Bienne, the Nuit de la Photo and the SMArt programme. The festival inaugurates a collaboration with the Swiss Alpine Museum by presenting a selection of photographs from the Bureau des souvenirs retrouvés dedicated to women in the mountains.


Curators: Hana Čeferin, Morgane Paillard, Arianna Rinaldo, Pieter Jan Valgaeren, Federica Chiocchetti

Artists: Emilie Brout & Maxime Marion, Liv Burkhard (Suisse, 1998), Vanja Bućan (Slovénie, 1973), Arvida Byström, Stijn Cole , Lara Chahine, Bieke & Dries Depoorter, Chloe Dewe Mathews, Marina Gadonneix, Natela Grigalashvili, Seunggu Kim, Anna Ridler, Jan Robert Leegte, Gaia Squarci, Ingrid Weyland

More information HERE



Opening Friday 25.08.23
Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am > 5pm
Until Monday 18.09.23

Lac des Taillères
2406 La Brévine (CH)

MBAL – Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle
Marie-A.-Calame 6
2400 Le Locle (CH)

Read more about Stijn Cole here.