Imagine la Suisse
In autumn 2016, S AM closes its doors for conversion work. However, instead of just being closed during this period, it is coming out onto the street. The windows facing Steinenberg shall become projection screens, on which the architects and curators Mateja Vehovar and Stefan Jauslin are to present their interpretation of Swiss architecture in a six-part video installation.
Via social media, the online community was called on to submit photographs and videos of what they consider the most fascinating Swiss structures.
The collected film excerpts and photos will be artistically processed and defamiliarised by Mateja Vehovar and Stefan Jauslin in a video installation. Anyone passing S AM at night will face a colourful flood of moving images that zestfully project architecture out of the museum and onto the street: where it ultimately takes place and where everyone encounters it.
This installation marks the start of the new direction pursued by the Swiss Architecture Museum S AM under the leadership of director Andreas Ruby.