May 28 – August 11, 2019
videocity.bs experiments by transferring art into life and life into art and seeks to demonstrate how both influence each other. The influence of everyday life on our interpretation of art is made clear because of the peculiarities and characteristics of the individual locations. What are the challenges posed by the scale of the eBoard at the Congress Center Basel, the Messe Basel, the rondel of the City Lounge with sky view, built by Herzog & de Meuron, the display windows of GLOBUS Basel and the city centre of Basel? How do their contents and communication strategies affect us? What influence does the lively bustle of the Messeplatz and the marketplace and the heavy traffic exert on our perception of these autonomous works of art?
As a contrast to the hustle and bustle, this years issue of videocity.bs curated by Andrea Domesle and Sophie Kauffenstein will be focusing on the theme of loneliness. They have
selected videos from Sylvie Boisseau & Frank Westermeyer, Gregory Buchert, Dimension Émotionnelle, Paul Heintz, Luzia Hürzeler, Frantiček Klossner, Theres Liechti and Elodie Pong and invited Sebastian Mundwiler for a site-specific new production.
Integral to the videocity.bs experiment is that traffic sounds form the backing track or replace the original soundtrack. Coincidences of everyday life – consisting of noises and reflections – intervene with the compositions; they emphasize or diminish aesthetic elements and thus displace the statements of the artists. The videos take on a new light in the public domain in Basel.
The videos were selected in relation to the presentation site by the curators or specially created on behalf of videocity.bs by Sylvie Boisseau & Frank Westermeyer and by Sebastian Mundwiler and thanks to our sponsors. Thus the artworks make a new perspective or else commentary upon everyday life possible.
Congress Center Basel e-board
May 28 – August 11. 8 videos by Sylvie Boisseau & Frank Westermeyer, Gregory Buchert, Dimension Émotionnelle, Paul Heintz, Luzia Hürzeler, Frantiček Klossner, Theres Liechti, Elodie Pongare screened daily from 8:00–24:00 interspersed between the regular messages shown on the Congress Center Basel e-board Messeplatz 21 next to Swissôtel Le Plaza
28.05. – 11.08. Furthermore the videos will be shown from Monday till Friday 10:00–13:00 on the screen at the Mediathek, FHNW Academy of Art and Design, 8th floor, Freilager-Platz 1
28.05. – 26.06. videocity.bs window at GLOBUS Baselcreated by the artists Sylvie Boisseau & Frank Westermeyer from 8:00–24:00 Marktplatz 2
27.06. – 11.08. A huge site-specific installation by Sebastian Mundwiler on the e-boards and LED facade of the City Lounge, Messeplatz.