Program 2018

No 25 Naomi Harris

Canada (1973)


Naomi Harris has scoured Europe looking for US-inspired events. Conversely, she has roamed the US in search of parties that celebrate the folk traditions of the Old Continent. This series reveals with humour and mockery the mutual fascination for the cultural heritage of one continent by another: While Europeans dream of living in Wild West times, Americans proudly emphasise their European origins and ancestors. Thanks to a green-screen-type photo booth, Festival Images provides visitors with the opportunity to physically embed themselves in these unusual scenes, in order to make light of the stereotypes in her clichés. Compete with extravagance by teleporting yourself instantly into the heart of the Swiss Wild West or into the middle of an Alpenhorn playing session in Kansas!

Original scenography by Images Vevey in association with the artist
Produced with the support of Genève Aéroport

The photographs in this series are drawn from the book EUSA, published by Kehrer Verlag in 2018.