THE END OF THE WORLD, AGAIN
Julian Charriere: Future Fossil Spaces,, Mousse Publishing
The shores of Lake Geneva are fringed with some of the most expensive private homes on the planet. At its easternmost point the city reposes, gentile, orderly and static. Business is done with discretion and the clocks keep good time. Untroubled by invasion despite two world wars, and with excellent health care, the Swiss can expect to live longer than almost everyone else on earth. Per capita, they are also the wealthiest and – on average – consume eleven kilograms of chocolate each year. Good reasons, then, to fantasize about the country being swallowed up by a black hole – so many precision chronographs voiding their warranties as they cross the event horizon, and time – even Swiss timekeeping – coming to a yawning, cosmic standstill.