as of September 21st 2019
410m2 of creativity to support the metamorphosis of Uni Bastions
The Art Collective 1m83 contributes to the constant transformation of cities. It brings culture and creativity into city dwellers’ life by creating innovative spaces for open-air exhibition.
Each exhibition is inspired by the architecture and the environment, and brings together a building and an artwork for
the duration of a renovation or construction project.
The Collective 1m83 Art aims to give artists the opportunity to express themselves in large format on protective canvases while promoting construction trades and architectural heritage.
From the series “Vous êtes ici” (you are here) designed by Mathieu Bernard-Reymond, this singular panorama offers an opportunity to contemplate. Like this dreamy and lonely woman, the spectator is immersed in the beauty of
a landscape that is both peaceful and mysterious. The originality of this bare space lies in
the manufacturing process. The landscape is produced by a computer program that uses the colors and shapes of the woman herself.
At the heart of this anamorphosis of 410 m2,
the human - very real - is the origin of the digital environment. The image refers symbolically to the vegetal universe of the Bastions Park and the impact human beings have on nature. While being integrated into the urban space, this canvas also echoes the planned transformation of the emblematic building of the University of Geneva. A metamorphosis of the stone that follows sustainable development principles and supports the continuous acquisition of knowledge within a creative university open to the world.
Born in Gap in 1976, Mathieu Bernard-Reymond
graduated from the Institute of Political Studies
in Grenoble and the School of Photography
in Vevey. He made visual transformation
his signature. By numerically transforming landscapes and architectures, the Franco-Swiss artist creates strange and poetic worlds that combine romanticism and conceptual dimension. He exhibits his work around the world since 2001 and already received multiple awards.
The meeting between photography
and an emblematic building
of the alma mater
Built by architects Collart, Franel and Gindroz between 1868 and 1872, the University of Bastions was built on the backfilled pits that surrounded the ancient fortifications of the 17th century.
Symbol of Geneva's academic life, the building is made up of three bodies: in the center, the Academy founded by Jean Calvin, and in the wings the Museum of Natural History (Aile Jura) until 1963 and the Public Library (Salève wing).
Symbol of Geneva's academic life, the building is made up of three bodies: in the center,
the Academy founded by Jean Calvin, and in the wings the Museum of Natural History (Aile Jura) until 1963 and the Public Library (Salève wing).