Better Safe Than Sorry – Wiedemann Mettler
Is it merely about safety? wiedemann/mettler re-interpret the story of Noah's Ark to symbolize our longing for rescue.
1st edition, 2014
Text English and German
92 pages, 76 color illustrations
24 x 30 cm
Over the past thirty years, severe storms have swept over the entire Alpine region in short succession. The enormous masses of water they bring along combined with mankind interfering with nature increase the likelihood of more frequent natural disasters.
The artist duo wiedemann/mettler took up the story of Noah’s ark. As the Book of Genesis tells us, the great deluge came to obliterate humanity’s moral corruption. However, God bestowed mercy on Noah and asked him to build an ark that would save humankind and wildlife alike. wiedemann/mettler’s interpretation of this symbolic narrative comes under the title “better safe than sorry” and presents the topic of safety in all its ambivalence. This new book documents the installation “better safe than sorry” at House of Art Uri (on display June to August 2014) and other recent work by wiedemann/mettler.