Eight-hundred and ninety meters high in the Swiss Mountains, a couple called Jacques and Marion Granges live and farm the land. Practicing something called ‘Biodynamic Argriculture’ they fuse organic and mineral fertiliser with knowledge of lunar and cosmic cycles in a form of alchemy. Claiming the land as their greatest asset, they work to reconnect man back to the natural rhythms and cycles that civilisation has severed us from.
Delphine Schacher (b. 1980) finds the way of life of these “two magicians”, as she calls them, fascinating and it spoke to her desire for a slower society in which science and conscience are mixed together into new compounds. From their position high in the mountains looking down on the plains of Switzerland below it is easy to see this idyllic ideal as a template for the rest of humanity.