Art installation on the esplanade lift
Art installation "Stacking stories"
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Installation for the city festivalFor the Stadtfest 2012 we wanted to transform the lift into an art installation in the public realm. The motto of the city festival was "Stacking Stories", hence our installation was based on 2 layers of pictures. For the staging we used the 7 stories of emergency exits, which are located on the west side of the lift.
The first layer of picturesThe first layer was made of 3 x 3 m big linens, on which we depicted a new interpretation of the old verse "Ryte, Ryte, Rössli". We attached these 3 - 4 kg heavy linens to the steel construction of the lift with 12 pot magnets FTN-32 without damaging the steel construction or the paintings. Despite being exposed to wind and other elements, the linens lasted steadily for 10 days.
Thanks to fluoro paint, the pictures by Silja Zimmermann were visible at night as well.
Note from the supermagnete team:
The project Facade signage is another example for attaching fabric signs to architectural objects.