Sep.18-Dec.15, 2019 — Visual Arts
Residency location: Shanghai
Partner organization: Chronus Art Center
Born in 1975 in Zürich, Switzerland, lives and works in Lugano. Andreas is half of the duo Gysin-Vanetti which was listed among “Collection Cahiers d’Artistes” by Pro Helvetia in 2013. His art practice focuses mainly on kinetic and interactive programs, objects and installations.
For his residency, Andreas plans to explore and extend the work around the “found geometries” in industrial and urban signage, displays and other electro-mechanical objects. The visual characteristics and configurations (color, form) and the internals (mechanics, electronics) are the center aspects of the work which began in 2007 by designing and programming a custom-built split-flap display. Later this approach extended to other signage systems and objects, kinetic and static. An important aspect of the work is the displacement and the reconfiguration of these informative elements, removing the original function but enabling a different and new reading of the forms.