Art in Sihlcity
Where: Night-time entrance to the car park
Who: Annelies Štrba. Born 1947 in Zug. Photographer. Video, photo art. Lives and works in Zurich and Melide.
What: ‘Koi’, 1998, video stills, backlit. 22m long. Processing and realisation 2007: WBG, Weiersmüller
Bosshard Grüninger, Atelier für visuelle Kommunikation AG, Zurich. Courtesy of the semina rerum gallery in Zurich.
Video stills from Columbia / (‘Pastures’)
Where: Toilets on the lower ground floor
Who: Nives Widauer. Born 1965 in Basel. Video artist. Installation, stage design and performance.
Lives and works in Basel and Vienna.
What: Video stills from Colombia (‘Pastures’), 2004, backlit. 19m long. Processing and realisation
2007: WBG, Weiersmüller Bosshard Grüninger, Atelier für visuelle Kommunikation AG, Zurich. Courtesy of the semina rerum gallery in Zurich.
Suitcase Installation/Three Colour Canons
Where: Sihl, underneath the motorway viaduct, and Kalanderplatz, underneath the bridge (hotel/mall link).
Who: Roman Signer. Born 1938 in Appenzell. Sculptor, draughtsman, performance and installation artist, videographer. Lives and works in St. Gallen.
What: Suitcase Installation, 2007. Galvanised bars as a closed loop, black metal suitcase, electronic motor, water.
Three Colour Canons, 2007. Three chrome-steel tubes, three colour stains, gunpowder, the colour blue.
Installation: ‘Pebro’ seating item
Sihlcity has lots of space to rest and linger, both outside and in the quite zones of the shopping mall. Three design studios took part in a competition to come up with novel ways to furnish these areas. The jury chose the suggestion by the young Cellule© studio, which came up with the convincing idea of a flexible seating item that returns to its original form after use, like a blade of grass after a downpour.
Producer: Faserplast AG
The famous landscape architect Enzo Enea is showing a revolutionary concept for sustainable spatial design at the point of intersection between architecture, installation, furnishings and interior greenery. The idea behind Verde Mobile is to create a natural object that is, at one and the same time, convertible and representative, mobile and grounded, simple and playful, and lively and harmonising, and thereby enhance the quality of time spent at Sihlcity, as green spaces coupled with stylish seating offer visitors additional retreat and relaxation areas.