Kalbrunnen – Scarti alla deriva by Sara Fiechter

Kalbrunnen – Scarti alla deriva by Sara Fiechter

A docufiction installation that displays a short movie with a sonic experience and diagrams/drawings. The documentary which is part of the movie follows Sara’s family through dialogues and archival materials, portraying the strong religious context in which she grew up. With her sister, brother and cousin she tries to unfold their past inside of a sect, uncovering the experiences that shaped the adults they are today. With them she investigates the practice of rituals; first in relation to faith, and then as a way to bear the lack of meaning after the loss of faith.


The fictional part of the work delves more deeply into the practice of rituals and the quest for meaning, through a fabulist approach. Sara is interested in the concept of synchronicity: her characters look for signs and patterns in the world to bear the randomness of reality and find meaning in a world supposedly dominated by chaos and fatality.

Sara Fiechter 


From Locarno, Switzerland, Sara Fiechter (1995) is an interdisciplinary artist focusing on filmmaking and book design. In 2021, she graduated from the research-based master’s program CCC Critical, Curatorial Cybermedia studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and in 2023, she obtained a degree in directing and creative production from CISA Conservatorio Internazionale di Scienze Audiovisive in Locarno. Her work revolves around narration and investigates the liminal space between reality and fiction. Sara is interested in the feelings of hopelessness and despair in response to the climate crisis and the horrors that await us in the future, which she handles through cynical and ironic characters. Her allies are, amongst others, Werner Herzog, Arto Paasilinna, Aki Kaurismäki, and Italo Calvino.