The first edition of the residence/research/film art project «Explorers Film Club» takes place in 2020/2021 in a former industrial freeport in the city of Basel, Switzerland. The so-called Dreispitz (german: tricorn) extends over fifty hectares + Until a few years ago, large parts of it were inaccessible for eighty years as a duty-free zone and are therefore 'undiscovered'. For the period between February 2020 and June 2021 five artists are invited to reside in the Dreispitz for one month, to develop a new video/film work, and to present it in a screening on site. These happenings are followed by an exhibition, which includes the publication of a log book, appearing with the video app Primo Print in motion streaming film stills as videos to mobile devices + The «Explorers Film Club» is accompanied by ZHdK sustainability research investigating how aesthetic education generates democratic participation and how actors gain access to an urban area through artistic work.

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Facebook Screening of Puck Verkade's film on 17 September 2020

  • With Deborah Joyce Holman and Yara Dulac Gisler, Pilar Quinteros, Uriel Orlow, and Puck Verkade.
  • Initiated and curated by Benedikt Wyss and Samuel Leuenberger.
  • A cooperation with Atelier Mondial, FHNW Academy of Art and Design HGK, Kunsthaus Baselland, point de vue - audiovisuelle Produktionen, Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK
  • Supported by Christoph Merian Stiftung, Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Landschaft, Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung, Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim-Stiftung, and Atelier Mondial

Photo: Puck Verkade, studio view, Dreispitz 2020 © Puck Verkade
Visualisation landing page: Herzog & de Meuron, Dreispitz Nordspitze

21. September 2020

Explorers Film Club at Elysia Club screening during Kunsttage Basel: 17–20 Sept. 2020, bonus screening 21 September. Puck Verkade Cursed, 2020 looped video 5’00” mins [DE] In seiner jüngeren Geschichte war der Dreispitz über a …mehr

05. August 2020

Screening: Thursday, 17 September 2020, 8pm Elysia Club, Frankfurt-Strasse 36, CH – 4142 Münchenstein More... …mehr

11. July 2020

We are looking forward to Deborah Joyce Holman and Yara Dulac Gisler moving into their studio at Atelier Mondial in August to develop a new work for the Explorers Film Club. + Photo (detail, full): A glare (glimpse), 2020 – Deborah …mehr


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