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Fragmentin: N1-OBSERVATORY

Schlüechtli – GPS: 46.75895, 9.32341 – From Tenna approx. 2 hours 30 min


The “N1 Observatory” on the Schlüechtli (2283m) is both a sculpture and a virtual reality experience and questions the integration and use of digital and infrastructural technologies in the natural alpine landscape. The sculpture resembles an Apollo moon capsule and takes the form of a triangulation point. It is home to a solar-powered weather station including USB chargers which can be used to source electricity on the summit. Through the lenses of the virtual reality headset, visitors can discover the surrounding alpine landscape in a digitized point cloud aesthetic. This changes in real-time according to the prevailing climatic fluctuations (wind, temperature, radiation, etc.). Thanks to VR, otherwise invisible networks such as electromagnetic waves (5G) can be seen and experienced.

The VR glasses necessary to view the installation can be borrowed from the Berghotel Alpenblick against the deposit of an ID card. After your descent, the glasses should be returned to the hotel. Please note the separate technical instructions and use the hygiene masks provided, which can be disposed of at the hotel.

Virtual reality experience, sculpture

ASSISTANCE: Laura Perrenoud, David Colombini, Marc Dubois, Superlife Studio, Martin Schaufelberger, Gianin Conrad, Benedikt Joos, Thomas Buchli
Migros Kulturprozent, Alpgenossenschaft Tenna, Swiss Helicopter, Montalta Transport + Kies AG, allesmassiv, Berghotel Alpenblick, Sebi Nauk, Gabriel Follonier & Frederic Gabioud