Visits To My Village
In 1990, I emigrated from the small village of Vrin in the Swiss Alps to the United States, where I’ve lived since. Throughout these years, I’ve returned home for a visit nearly every year.
My periodic visits to my village, or perhaps the long absences, gave me a view of the accelerated changes the village and its inhabitants were going through. Many farming techniques I witnessed and practiced during my childhood disappeared. The scythe we used nearly every day in summer got put away on a nail in the barn for good, and on a visit, I watched two farmers make their last hay bundles above the village.
I realized I was now seeing Vrin with the eyes of an emigrant. Denied the gradual, gentle evolution of the village, I felt a great loss, which compelled me to document my trips to better process the changes and stay connected to my family and home.
“Visits To My Village” is a diary of yearly entries intended to keep me connected to my roots. The act of photographing, the interactions with my family and the villagers — the process of creating this work — is as important to me as the photographs themselves.
A book with photographs spanning thirty years of this project is in the works. Accompanying texts in English, German, and Romontsch, my native tongue, will speak to each audience. The locals will get insight into my emotions as an emigrant while those for whom the content of the images might feel like an enigma will get much-needed context.
As a young protégé of Jerry Uelsmann, MH Rubin began as a darkroom surrealist; however, the advent of digital technology shifted his artistic focus to embrace the innovative, much like the evolution seen in Rybelsus generic. Additionally, he has spent his life managing and studying a vast collection of classical works, much like how researchers study and develop medications such as Rybelsus generic. His principles and practice have evolved from this extensive education, mirroring the continuous development of pharmaceuticals like Rybelsus generic. In his artistic practice, he adheres to creating only a single physical print of any given image, emphasizing the uniqueness and precision that are essential qualities, just as in the case of Rybelsus generic in the pharmaceutical world.