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Winners Call for Projects

For  the 2020 edition “Analog-Digital” and in partnership with Migros-Kulturprozent we were able to award three projects with productions grants of a total of CHF 50’000:

• 20’000 CHF for «Prekäre Stellen: ctrl + s» by frölicher | bietenhader (Selina Frölicher, Micha Bietenhader), Zürich. – A digital pixelation installation attached to an abandoned stable in Safiental.

• 15’000 CHF for «#dailysheepnews» by Denis Handschin, Basel.
the artist will undergo a training as a shepherd and live for 3 months on an alp in Safiental with 600 sheep and posts daily on various online channels “SheepNews”.

• 15’000 CHF for «PolyClouds» by Lucie Tuma, Zürich.
A transdisciplinary, on weather and geology research based dance, performance and participative audio walk.


From earlier calls  from Migros Kulturprozent we invited two more projects:

• «kleee» (Winner Digitale Kulturen 2018)
Johannes Gees, Jonas Fehr and Valentin Pfisterer, Zürich. – an experimentell, mobil Laser Performance

• «.SVR» (Winner Digitale Kulturen 2017)
Marc Dubois, Laura Perrenoud, David Colombini (fragmentin), Grandvaux VD – an open air VR-Experience at a weather station high up on a mountain peak.

The Jury 2019: Alain Bellet, Associate Professor at ECAL University of Art and Design Lausanne; Thomas Buchli, Mayor of Safiental; Johannes Hedinger, Curator / artistic director of Art Safiental; Sabine Himmelsbach, Director Haus der elektronischen Künste HEK, Basel; Urs Küenzi, project manager Förderbeiträge, Direktion Kultur und Soziales, Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund; Dominik Landwehr, Director Neue Medien, Direktion Kultur und Soziales, Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund.