BARBARA ERNI, Ch. du Languedoc 5, 1007 Lausanne, Suisse, berni@bluewin.ch
www.barbaraerni.ch
Born in Chur (Switzerland), lives in Lausanne. Universities of Zürich, Wien, Lausanne, Master of arts.
She worked as a teacher, translator, image editor (with Nicolas Bouvier), theatre director, photographer and film director. All her activities are about pictures and language which have always fascinated her. After some years of painting, she began to photograph and then to make documentary films.
DOCUMENTARY FILMS, Direction and Camera
Making of not Making, 19 min., essay.
Director, script, camera, images, voice over: Barbara Erni, Editor: Janine Waeber, Music: Pierre Favre.
Les enfants de la balle / Staub und Sterne / Grit and Glamour (a year with a circus), 78/67 min., 2011.
Director, script, camera: Barbara Erni; Editor: Janine Waeber; Music: Laurent Waeber.
In the cinemas in 2011. First screening on television on 3sat in 2012; RTS Télévision Suisse Romande in 2014.
La montagne des reines / Alpköniginnen / Queens of the Alp (a season on a Swiss alp), 42 min., 2006, DVD.
Director, script, camera: Barbara Erni; Editor: Janine Waeber; Music: Anton Bruhin.
Selected: festivals NaturVision 2008 et Pastoralismes et Grands Espaces 2008.
Première at Mediathèque Valais 2006. Screening: BergBuchBrig 2007, Naturfilmfestival Chur 2008, Musée du Fer à Vallorbe 2009, NaturMesse Basel 2010, Cinéma Visivi Evolène 2010.
En préparation :
Le têtard et le crapaud, short film, essay.
Script, director, camera, images, voice over: Barbara Erni
La boite à images, essay.
Script, director, camera, images, voice over: Barbara Erni
FOTOGRAFY
Principal personal exhibitions
Enchantement, L’atelierphoto, Nyon, 2019.
Polaroïds, Photobastei, Zurich, 2014.
Léman zen – la transparence des elements (Lake Geneva), Castle of Chillon (VD), 2008, and Castle of Ripaille, Thonon, 2009.
Un train peut en cacher un autre (travel by train) Galerie Focale, Nyon, 2007.
Fleurs (flowers) Galerie E. Roch, Ballens, 2003, and Galerie zur Grünen Tür, Uznach 2005.
Ecole à Saigon, Lausanne 2002, und Vevey 2003
Regards (have a look), Photofinish, Carouge, 1997.
Allô, hallo, hello (phone boxes) Café de l'Hôtel de Ville, Lausanne, 1996.
Durchblick und Spiegelung / Reflets, Galerie Wagerad, Münsingen BE, 1995 and Galerie du Pressoir, Ecublens VD, 1995.
Carouge, Museum of Carouge (GE) and National Library, Budapest, 1994.
Group exhibitions
H2O (goutte et bulle brille et coule), Rencontres Photographiques du Genenvois, 2007.
Une photo par jour (Lumières et rencontres) (a photo every day), Castle of Nyon, 2000.
Publications
rosebud (photos and texts), 2013.
Lac Léman (Lake of Geneva), Flipchart, 2008.
Un train peut en cacher un autre – Zug um Zug (travel by train), texts by Etienne Barilier, 2007; Swiss Graphic Designers Award for the layout, 2008.
Entre Arve et Danube, text by Nicolas Bouvier, Museum of Carouge, 1994.
PAINTINGS
Galerie de la Cathédrale, Lausanne, 1985
Galerie Zöpfli, Luzern, 1986
Collection von Thurn und Taxis, Vienne-A
TRANSLATIONS (French – German)
Literature: Nicolas Bouvier, Christophe Gallaz, Etienne Barilier, Anne-Lise Thurler, Roger Favre; theater pièces, subtitles, expositions, Dictionary of Switzerland (DHS) etc. Responsible for German texts of Expo 02, 1998-2000.
IMAGE EDITOR Collaboration with Nicolas Bouvier (1988-1998) and Pierre Starobinski.
TEACHING German as foreign language (1975-1999)
Official seclection
Making of Making Nothing
corsica.doc
Ajaccio
2019
Official Selection
Making of Making Nothing
Vienna Shorts
ISA Short film selection
Best experimental short
Making of Making Nothing
ISA Independent Shorts Award
Vienna Shorts
Best Woman Short
Making of Making Nothing
ISA Independent Shorts Award
Official Selection
Making of Making Nothing
Filmfestival Einsiedeln
Einsiedeln
Birth Date
March 23, 1948
Birth City
Chur
Current City
Lausanne
Hometown
Lausanne
Gender
Female
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