Before the Expo.02 |
After the Expo
Atelier Zérodeux is a film and video workshop located adjacent to Bienne Arteplage. It is producing some 50 documentaries about Expo.02 and Switzerland in general, together with 60 or so spots inspired by the arteplages, their displays and their themes.
Bien travailler – Bien s'amuser
Bien travailler – Bien s'amuser is a fairy-tale playground for boys and girls aged between four and nine. Beautifully situated on the lakeshore, Bien travailler – Bien s'amuser offers not just a trip in a gondola, the like of which has yet to be seen, but also an impressive view of the lake, the Helix and the three Towers.
We encounter Cyberhelvetia.ch in two different worlds: at the exhibition at the Biel-Bienne Arteplage and in the virtual city and Internet community «Cy» which has been online since February 2001.
Empire of Silence
“You shall not speak.” This is the golden rule in Empire of Silence. Those who obey the commandment will find harmony and inner peace. But appearances are deceptive. The Empire of Silence is dark and menacing. Its power can only be broken by offering resistance. This is an adventure story with actors drawn from real life – and you’re one of them!
Experiencing frontiers should be taken literally. At this exhibition, which is sponsored by eight Swiss cantons, you find out what it means to be physically close to a border with all its psychological and social implications. Those who fix borders exercise power. Those who cross them disobey the regulations – or gain unexpected freedom.
Is there anybody who doesn’t want to be happy? Happiness is one of the main aims in life, isn’t it? But what do we need in order to be happy, and what is actually important in life? If you’re interested in exploring these questions, you’ll find some answers in Happy End and perhaps even discover your seventh sense – the sense of happiness. Only in this way can its fickleness be tamed.
During Expo.02, the Klangturm – one of the three towers on the Bienne platform – becomes Switzerland’s biggest musical instrument.
Leben, Lust und Lohn
Leben, Lust und Lohn is about work, or rather Switzerland’s creativity and inventiveness at the workplace and the new challenges it is facing in this area. Change and innovation are on their way. That is why the shiny, brass-coloured pavilion with its pyramid-shaped roof does not house a traditional trade-fair exhibition but instead offers a spectacular fashion show.
Money and value – the last taboo
Everything costs money. Everything? Do our values and principles also have a market price? Can you put a figure on solidarity, for example? Money is power, money is freedom – especially in Switzerland, the land of money. But what power and what freedom are we actually talking about?
How much or how little “government” does Switzerland need? What will be the role of its citizens in the future? Nouvelle DestiNation gets to grips with
the relationship between state and citizen. Presenting itself in a lively, relaxed manner, the state seeks to encourage people to put aside their fear of anything that smacks of officialdom and enter into dialogue.
Strangers in Paradise
A jumble of images of Switzerland, new and familiar, whiz past you in a blur. This is a journey through the realm of myth and legend, memories and visions, hopes and fears. The images are evoked lovingly, transformed, reversed and even turned upside down. Like a fantastic supermarket, Strangers in Paradise plays havoc with your senses and sells the best of all worlds: the cultural diversity of Switzerland.
Wishes are the quintessence of human existence. Anyone who wishes for something gives the world a push forward. On the other hand, people who are happy without any wishes want to play it safe and keep things as they are. sWISH* explores the countless wishes dear to the Swiss. The idea is that by delving into what touches and moves us most profoundly, we can discover who we are and what we want.
Good health tops Swiss wish list
Health and wealth are the two things the Swiss value above all, according to a new study, which showed that the Swiss remain firm pragmatists.
The future can be planned, though without guarantee. It can also be invented – in a playful yet thoughtful, graphic way. Territoire imaginaire shows how. Eschewing the ivory-tower approach, this exhibition lets in the fresh air of experiment.
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