As part of the cultural event series Art for Impact, the Intalcon Foundation is showing photographic works by artist Dr Yi Sun.
The aerial photographs by the Chinese artist and scientist Dr Yi Sun showcase the beauty of nature with a breath-taking selection of motifs. At the same time, they also symbolise the influence of humans on this planet. From an unusual point of view - often from more than 1000 meters above sea level - they raise awareness of climate change as well as of a neglected environment marked by exploitation and destruction.
Clear signs of destruction are shown by the Icelandic glaciers cut by melting water (Myrdalsjökull) or the dried- up regions in northern Spain (Dryland Farming series).
Also, very impressive are the (red) tailings ponds in Western Australia. Tailing ponds are the by-products left over from mining and extracting resources from the oilsands or minerals. They contain toxic substances and heavy metals such as lead, copper and mercury, and have huge environmental impacts on the surrounding air, land, water, vegetation and wildlife. (Bleeding Tears series).
While some take to the streets and demonstrate, Yi Sun prefers the camera as a silent medium for his statements and thus encourages us to investigate. Thanks to an extraordinary composition, his completely unadulterated images of pure nature look like modern, abstract graphics. At the same time, they are a testimony to his love for a beautiful and equally fragile world.