EXPO.02 Federal Project Who am I?
Arteplage Yverdon les Bains 2002

The exhibition building looks like a huge mound of earth from the outside. Several layers clearly visible, including the sedimentation rings that measure the onward march of time.

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But once you have passed one of the twelve entrances and you are inside, the heaviness of earth mass is no longer apparent.The room seems to be endless, a place for playful encounters with yourself and others. The dim lighting swallows up the bodies of those who enter. Twelve catwalks lead across the mirrorlike expanses of water to the middle of the building, where you are under the open sky. There you are lying onto the huge red bed in a foam mold. You ll find yourself in a world of questions and sounds. Suddenly high up towards the roof, something larger than life starts to fly around and merges into a whole array of images on one of the world s biggest film screens it s the image of yours taking its place in a community, in a finite universe of space and time.

Project Details

Expo.02 Swiss National Exhibition
Federal Project Who am I?
Arteplage Me and the Universe
1400 Yverdon-les-Bains

Competition 1. Prize

Partner: The Federal Government
Fred Nyffeler, Lisa Humbert-Droz, Gilles Roulin, Bernadette Fülscher, Daniel Dorsaz

Theme: Federal departement of the Interior

Idea and Concept: Jacqueline Burckhardt, Isa Stürm, Urs Wolf

Architecture: Isa Stürm, Urs Wolf
with Nina Chen, Serdar Eyiz, Oliver Künzi, Daniel Melbourne, Sebastian Müller, Anna Wimmer

Image and Sound: Laurie Anderson
with Anders Guggisberg, Stephen Jablonsky, Davide Legittimo, Stephan Boehme di Marco, Rolf Derrer

Technical Concept: Bewegte bilder Medien AG, Tübingen
Carsten Schuffert

Capture and Animation: Imaginary Studio, New York
Stephen Jablonsky

Clothing: Academy of Art and Design, Basle
Danielle Dreier-Harris, Sacha Kohler, Anita Moser
with Matthias Georg, Pia Hermann, Kurt Zihlmann, Sissi Zöbeli

Questions: Laurie Anderson, Sybille Berg, Jacqueline Burckhardt, Iso Camartin, Federal departement of the Interior

Speakers: Iso Camartin, Elena Cattori, Daniel Ludwig, Laurie Anderson, Isa Stürm, Kids

Website: Jacqueline Burckhardt, Yoshihiro Nagamine, Isa Stürm

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