The Exhibition Project "Atmospheres"

Coking plant Tatanagar India 1988
Coking plant Tatanagar India 1988

was realised with photos by Dr. Hans-Peter Bärtschi from the foundation for industrial culture. Project description:
Bärtschi’s first documentary photos for technological cultural objects date back to 1963. In the beginning, he wanted to record trams, which were meant to be closed down, as well as steam and electric locomotives to be destroyed. He started widening his horizon with his studies in architecture beginning in 1969. He focused on the structural connection between production and transport sites as well as the social conditions in the field of technology. Consequently, the photo collection was named “Archive of Photos of Technology, Working Class and Construction”. The pure documentation of dieing out technology was completed with the atmosphere of technology in connection with the four elements, water, fire, steam, with the people operating the machines, the flora and fauna. A selection of the photos will be exhibited and published in a catalogue between 2010 and 2013 to celebrate the originator's activities for 50 years.