Switzerland, USA, Brazil 2011–2012
The landscape imagery in the photographs and videos of the Punishment series recall the paintings of the Romantic period: craggy mountains, deep gorges, the sea, and mountain lakes. These are large- format, classical motifs of nature,
in which one sees a lone person with a whip. Julius von Bismarck
is energetically whipping a small piece of the majestic landscape to the point of physical exhaustion. The artist and his whip are dwarfed by the powerful background.