An annotated cinematic lexicon of Switzerland

Research and interface prototype for an open-ended film, 2019-20


This research-driven, non-linear, open-ended film that attempts to collaboratively document an image of contemporary nation-state of Switzerland. The partial situated account remediates the country’s construction of its image and founding myths, its landscapes and customs, its human and other-than-human politics. The film attempts to outline a critical topology of Switzerland that navigates the visible wealth—in its many dimensions—and invisible injustices.

The work integrates interface design practice within the context of cinema. The prototype of the lexicon is an experimental response to the theoretical inquiry into collective modes of filmmaking. This version of the film documents Olivia Abächerli watching the lexicon and chatting about it.