Life Cycle  2016 

Performance project conceived for the first Monaco Nuit Blanche, curated by Jörg Heiser.

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Zurich-based artist Christian Waldvogel’s studio is space. As in: outer space. Including planet earth. This has nothing to do with megalomania, but with conceptuality. For the Venice Architectural Biennale 2004, with his futurist vision Globus Cassus, he turned the earth inside out like a glove; and in 2010, Earth Turns Without Me involved an actual flight with a Swiss fighter jet. Flying westwards at a speed of 1158 km/h, the sun, as seen from the cockpit, stands still – for as long as this speed, equal to the speed of the earth turning, can be maintained. Waldvogel turned the cockpit into a camera obscura to take a picture of the sun standing still. In a somewhat similar vein, Waldvogel, for Nuit Blanche, will work with the connection between technology and natural phenomenon, creating a surprising sight, with the use of a helicopter, at Larvotto Beach.

Performance at «Nuit Blanche Monaco», curated by Jörg Heiser

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