Author Archives: jonas

Ma Yan Chan – Waves of Transition

(Myanmar 2016) For generations, the Dockers and their families have lived and worked along the Irrawaddy riverbank in Mandalay, the ancient royal capital of Myanmar. In a time of great political and social transition, their traditional lifestyle is suddenly ‘illegal’ leading to a permanent transformation of purpose and place. Their illegal housing will be bulldozed. […]
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Winter in Yangon

Yangon early 2017, recent photographic work.  
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Hladivode – Cooling Waters

(Bosnia 2016) On the heights of Sarajevo, in the fog, we discover men who are milling around an abandoned house. Who are they? What are they doing? What tracks are they busy trying to erase? In one movement, a slow tracking shot, we see the connection between wild nature and rectilinear construction, the gestures of […]
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The Swiss Rabbit Breeder

(Switzerland 2015) Short story about a passionate rabbit breeder who lives in the swiss countryside and is dedicated to preserve a traditional swiss-hobby.
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Amrit Nectar of Immortality

(India 2010) The documentary «Amrit Nectar of Immortality» was shot during the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, North India. It’s a story about men and women on a pilgrimage to the greatest gathering in humankind. A journey into another world, in search of Amrit, the nectar of immortality. For more information visit or our Facebook […]
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Bharat Amar (My India)

(India 2008) Barath Amar documentary about young spiritual seekers in Nothern India. The film was shoot in fall 2008 but never found its way to its post-production.
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Insights, on Vipassana meditation

Myanmar 2009-2010 Vipassana is one of world’s most ancient techniques of meditation, the inception of which is attributed to Gautama Buddha. It is a practice of self-transformation through self-observation and introspection.
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Gods in Straw

This serie was taken at the Kumartuli, a traditionally potters’ quarter in northern Kolkata.
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First of all Mandalay is a Name

“First of all Mandalay is a name. For there are places whose names from some accident of history or happy association have an independent magic and perhaps the wise man would never visit them, for the expectations they arouse can hardly be realized.” W. Somerset Maugham, “The Gentleman in the Parlour”.
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Siam Landscapes

Medium Format Photography, Thailand 2005.
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Impacts – a transforming landscape in a changing climate

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Der Rohnensee

DER RHONENSEE , mixed media, duratrans print 58 x 58 cm, 2007 Photomontage on lightbox with mechanically simulated waves on the lake.
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Matière Primaire

Matière Primaire, Video HDV, 4’41”, 2007 Couper un arbre est un exercice des sens. Le bûcheron orchestre la croissance de la forêt. Il exécute une intervention tranchante dans la nature. C’est un rituel, une danse entre humains et arbres. Méditation sur le temps et la force de la transformation. Des branches qui bougent mues par […]
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Transmuting Landscape

TRANSMUTING LANDSCAPE, Videoinstallation PAL, 9’07”, loop, 2006
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High Attitude (JPEG)

HIGH ATTITUDE (JPEG), Video Animation, 3’20”, 2006 CLIMAX REDUX LOOP’08, Barcelona, Spain Climate condition changes in extreme altitude. © 2006 JONAS SCHEU / Images Source: VAW/ETH Zürich
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