River Selfies

During an artist residency at NAIRS contemporary art center in Scuol, Switzerland, Mark made imprints from the water springs. These healing water springs played a vital role in the touristic and economic development of Engadin starting from the end of the 19th century. Since then flourishing times has been alternated with times of decline, which were often caused by external affects. One of them being the upcoming pharmacy industry, by which the magical effect of the healing sources became increasingly forgotten. Although the economic value of the healing sources is subject to cyclical fluctuations, the sources are constantly flowing. Inspired by this thought, Mark decided to make prints on table linen of hotels, resulting in an unique collection of prints and sculptures that are a sort of “selfies” of the water sources and river.