From September 24th to October 3rd, 2020, the 3rd international Alps Art Academy took place in the Safiental Valley (Grisons, Switzerland): A summer academy which focuses on land and environmental art.
It is held every two years in Tenna and is composed of a rich programme of seminars, talks, workshops and projects mentoring.
In that context, Fragmentin mentored conceptually and technically projects of participants under our proposed topic "Hacking nature":
By the collective State of the Heart, composed by three female italian architects (Alessia Bertini, Chiara Salmini, Sofia Gozzi)
“If you feel God is following you, you are a believer; what are you if you know that satellites are following you? an actor?”
Interpreting Rem Koolhaas’s question, AN-10-A is a piece of oneiric infrastructure bounding the local territory to the augmented globe. The antenna Intercepts the transit of commercial satellites crossing its conic tracking area and returns it in real time through a signaletic audio-visual lan- guage.
A collection of sounds sampled in the local church plays an andamento sinusoidale according to the perceived position of the satellites in relation to the observer. The 9 LED-suns at the top of the aluminium structure blink eyes at their passage.
These two coordinated stimula are composed by the journey of the satellite themselves, their invisible music directors. The infrastructural and algorithmic ballet is a nocturnal perennial appointment.
Fondation Vaudoise pour la Culture
Swiss Cultural Fund UK
Art Foundation Pax
Canton de Vaud
Ville de Lausanne
Ville de Renens
Migros pourcent culturel
Arts at CERN
Hospitalité artistique de Saint-François
Swiss Alpine Club SAC