The artist book is based on selected materials from printed matter sources connected to the Appenzell region in Switzerland, found by the artist in her family archives. Johann Jakob Sturzenegger-Graf (1828-1904) planted three Giant Sequoia trees in Trogen on the occasion of three historical events, probably some of the first to be planted in Switzerland. Answers to the title question are a selection of historical events of subjective importance to the artist, the continuation of a list found in the 1836 edition of the Appenzell Calendar, freely retracing our search for knowledge, common reliability and truth through science, technology, language, art or politics: “After Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain, since the development of Braille and since the proof of gravitational waves we are still able to look at the trees." (Izet Sheshivari)

Artist book
244 pages, 210 x 122 mm, softcover , offset
Design by Izet Sheshivari
Published on the occasion of Kulturlandsgemeinde Appenzell Ausserrhoden 2016 in Stein AR by Boabooks, Genève