In March 2016, school residency by Martin Chramosta with visual arts students from Lycée Jean-Jacques Henner, Altkirch.
Students explore the city of Altkirch in search of sculptural elements in urban space. Two Altkirch stones depicting animals—a pig and an ox, in memory of the City's former slaughterhouse—are the subject of various interpretations.
Martin Chramosta, born in Zurich in 1982, studied art in Basel and Vienna. He has attended several residency programmes including Darling Montreal Foundry, Quartier21 in Vienna and Cité des Arts in Paris. His work has been exhibited at Kunsthaus Baselland, Jeune Création 68, 21er Haus in Vienna, Konstmuseum Uppsala, Rinomina Paris, Swiss Art Awards and Prix de la Performance Suisse. In 2017, he was awarded the Kunst Preis Riehen and in 2018 the Kunstkredit Basel.
This residency received the support of GIP Acmisa—Académie de Strasbourg. It was led by Jacques Monteville & Marie-Paule Specklin, visual arts teachers.