colours: blue and black
Plate: 24,5 x 66 cm
Paper: 42 x 83 cm
Edition of 12
Ranakpur is a city in India, about 60 km north of Udaipur. Ranakpur is known for it’s Jain tempel grounds. The fotos were taken on the ride from Udaipur to Ranakpur. Due to the great heat the windows of the taxi were covered with blue foils.
Claudio Moser, born in Aarau in 1959, studied film at the École Supérieure d’Art Visuel in Geneva with François Albera and Francis Reusser. In 1987 he received a fellowship at the Swiss Institute in Rome. From 1988 to 2004 he lived in Basel and participated in several artist residencies abroad: in 1993–94 at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, in 1995–96 at PS1 in New York, in 2001 with the support of the Zuger Kulturstiftung Landis & Gyr in London, and in 2003 at Gushul Studio in Blairmore, Canada. In 2004 he moved from Basel to Noisy-le-Grand in the suburbs of Paris. In 2006–07 he went to Berlin on a studio fellowship from the Aargauer Kuratorium. In 2007 he moved for a year to Le Rocheray in Vallée de Joux, an enclosed high-altitude valley in the Swiss Jura. 2011 stay in Tel Aviv. He currently lives and works in Geneva.