Swiss Game Selection 2013 Ceremony

Events | Posted by Pro Helvetia | July 6, 2013
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The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF), the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the FONDATION SUISA, organizers of Call for Projects : Swiss Games 2012/2013, have the pleasure of inviting you to the Swiss Game Selection Ceremony, which will take place during the symposium Imaging The Future on





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Florian Faller, Adrian Stutz and Mario von Rickenbach were invited by the Alexandre Clavel Council to curate an exhibition at the Villa Wenkenhof in Riehen. The vernissage of «Bits and Beats» will take place on Thursday 6th of June at 7pm and will be the opportunity for the Alexandre Clavel council to announce the award handed over to these artists in order to support and promote game design in Switzerland. Congrats!

Bits and Beats: Villa Wenkenhof, June 7th to 9th 2013, 2-6pm


Besides showing the cultural and societal impacts of videogames, Press Start to Play will allow the visitors to experience the different aspects of games in depth – while playing. In order to bring videogames to a broader context, the exhibition will show their relation to other media like movies, theater or music. The doors of the Spielzeugmuseum will open on May 24th at 5.30pm and will close with a playable-bar (Spiel-bar in German) later at night


Model worlds, a special exhibition shown at the Computerspiel Museum in Berlin, will show works of Swiss visual artist Matthias Zimmermann. His pictures directly deal with the question of the influence of games on the arts. His exploratory productions, mixing digital and analogue techniques, reflect the influence of modern landscapes on the artistic process. The vernissage takes place on May 22nd, 6pm in the presence of the artist.




For the third year, the UCLA Game Art Festival returns to the Hammer Museum Courtyard. Curated by Eddo Stern, UCLA Design Media Arts Professor, the festival will show cutting edge videogames and interactive installations for one night on May 8th 2013. It will feature artworks produced by students of the Geneva University of Arts and Design (HEAD), which were previously on view in the Game Gazer exhibition at Swissnex San Francisco, and will show results of a recent workshop involving students from Geneva and UCLA at the Game Lab.

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