Together with the House of Electronic Arts (HEK) in Basel, we selected artists through a call for projects to produce images inspired by the world of medicine and the environment to be visible on the skin of the Novartis Pavillon. The works were created by Esther Hunziker, Daniel Canogar and artist duo Semiconductor. The technical implementation was carried out by Basel-based studio iart. The art can be seen every evening from sunset for 30 minutes. 

 

 

Esther Hunziker, «Inside», 2022

Hunziker’s work is based on the dual concept of macrocosm and microcosm. She links microbiology to the macrocosm, from inside humans to the universe (cells/planets, neurons/stars, microbes/asteroids, DNA & proteins/galaxies, electrons/universe). Referring to her background as a fashion designer, the artist describes her work as a tailor-made “dress” for the building. 

Esther Hunziker's artwork will be on display the following days from sunset on for 30 minutes:

June 21 | June 24 | June 27 | June 30 | July 3 | July 6 | July 9 | July 12 | July 15 | July 18 | July 21 | July 24 | July 27 | July 30

 

Kunst Esther Hunziker

 

 

Daniel Canogar, «Oculus», 2022

Daniel Canogar’s work for the zero-energy media façade is a generative abstract animation that responds in real time to climate change data. An algorithm developed by the artist’s studio accesses a series of websites that monitor various phenomena, including polar ice cap melt, carbon dioxide levels, active fire data and global temperature anomalies. The animation is a reference to color-coded graphs traditionally used to track these phenomena; he reinterprets them artistically.

Daniel Canogar's artwork will be on display the following days from sunset on for 30 minutes:

June 22 | June 25 | June 28 | July 1 | July 4 | July 7 | July 10 | July 13 | July 16 | July 19 | July 22 | July 25 | July 28 | July 31

 

Kunst Daniel Kanogar

 

 

Semiconductor, «Morphogenetic Movements», 2022


The artwork by artist duo Semiconductor for the media façade is a series of real-time generative animations that transform the façade of the Novartis Pavillon into a biological, self-organizing system. By generating cell-like forms that evolve from visual noise to legible patterns and back again, the artwork explores self-organization as a contemporary research method applied to biomedical research (and other scientific fields) to create an understanding of how biological entities interact, evolve and function as a system.  

Semiconductor's artwork will be on display the following days from sunset on for 30 minutes:

June 20 | June 23 | June 26 | June 29 | July 2 | July 5 | July 8 | July 11 | July 14 | July 17 | July 20 | July 23 | July 26 | July 29

 

Kunst Semiconductor