Transbona: Explorers Film Club, 2020-22

Artistic Research on Urban Transformation:
With Puck Verkade, Yara Dulac Gisler & Deborah Joyce Holman, Pilar Quinteros & Patricio Blanche, and Uriel Orlow

Publication (online version) edited by Benedikt Wyss: a selection of texts, photographs and videos of the Explorers Film Club’s two-year program. Curated by Benedikt Wyss and Samuel Leuenberger, initiated with the Christoph Merian Stiftung. In collaboration with Atelier Mondial International Arts Exchange Program.

The transformation of Basel’s Dreispitz from a largely inaccessible logistics and production area into a more versatile place for working, studying, creating art, and living was subject to the artistic research with the Explorers Film Club. The curators Benedikt Wyss and Samuel Leuenberger invited four artists/collectives to reside at Dreispitz to create a new film that represents their personal exploration of what they experience onsite. The Explorers Film Club included exhibitions, screenings, artist talks, dinner events, and studio visits. The printed publication contains a selection of texts, photographs and moving images of every artistic approach. (Online version. All film stills can be brought to life with an augmented reality app.)

ISBN 978-3-033-09252-5
Image credits: Deborah Joyce Holman, Unless, installation view. Gunnar Meier, 2021; visualization HdM 2017; map cms 2020

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Explorers Film Club
Artistic research on urban transformation

Initiated with Christoph Merian Stiftung
A collaboration with Atelier Mondial – International Arts Exchange Program.

Supported by Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Landschaft, Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung, Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim-Stiftung, FHNW Academy of Art and Design HGK, point de vue – audiovisuelle Produktionen, Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK, Lago Mio Lugano, Elysia Club, Club Rouine, and SALTS