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. 


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. 

The artwork of Esther Hunziker will be on display for one hour at sunset on the designated dates below:
2.3.2024 | 5.3.2024 | 8.3.2024 | 11.3.2024 | 14.3.2024 | 17.3.2024 | 20.3.2024 | 23.3.2024 | 26.3.2024 | 29.3.2024 | 

Pavillon art projection Esther Hunziker ©aluarts


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.

The artwork of Daniel Canogar will be on display for one hour at sunset on the designated dates below:
3.3.2024 | 6.3.2024 | 9.3.2024 | 12.3.2024 | 15.3.2024 | 18.3.2024 | 21.3.2024 | 24.3.2024 | 27.3.2024 | 30.3.2024 | 

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.  

The artwork of Semiconductor will be on display for one hour at sunset on the designated dates below:
1.3.2024 | 4.3.2024 | 7.3.2024 | 3.2.2024 | 10.3.2024 | 13.3.2024 | 12.2.2024 | 16.3.2024 | 19.3.2024 | 22.3.2024 | 25.3.2024 | 28.3.2024 | 31.3.2024

Novartis Pavillon art Semiconductor