Mirko
Winkel

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Mirko Winkel is the coordinator of the mLAB. The artist and curator teaches at the University of Bern and other places with the aim of synthesizing art with scientific research and socio-political concerns.

Susan
Thieme

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Susan Thieme is professor of Critical Sustainability Studies at the Institute of Geography at the University of Bern. She brought the Global Science Film Festival to Bern and co-developed the Social Learning Video Method. She is co-founder of the mLAB.  MORE

Carolin
Schurr

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Carolin Schurr is professor of Social and Cultural Geography at the University of Bern. As a feminist geographer, she has developed and experimented with affectual and visual methods to grasp the emotional effects of globalization processes on our intimate lives. She is co-founder of the mLAB.  MORE

Alexander
Vorbrugg

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Alexander Vorbrugg is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in Critical Sustainability Studies at the University of Bern. His research interests include visual forms of research and science communication. He is part of the coordination group of the mLAB. MORE

Laura
Perler

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Laura Perler is a postdoctoral researcher in Social and Cultural Geography at the University of Bern. In her research she investigates inequalities in relation to reproductive technologies and the Swiss asylum system. In her projects she uses audiovisual approaches and collaborates with artists. Together with Mirko Winkel, she is currently organizing a traveling exhibition on egg donation. She is part of the coordination group of the mLAB. MORE

Stefan
Brönnimann

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Stefan Brönnimann is a professor in Climatology at the University of Bern. His research focuses on weather and climate reconstruction, climate models, climate dynamics, effects of volcanic eruptions on climate and climate and society interactions. MORE

Elisabeth
Militz

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Elisabeth Militz is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Guelph (Canada) and a feminist political and cultural geographer. She experiments with affectual and feminist digital methodologies and advances feminist social media research methods. MORE

Adrien
Mestrot

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Adrien Mestrot is a professor in Soil Science at the University of Bern. Part of his research topics is analyzing the biogeochemistry of soils under global change to improve environmental health and food production.  MORE

Nora
Komposch

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Nora Komposch is a PhD student and assistant in Social and Cultural Geography at the University of Bern. Her research interests are geographies of the body, care and reproduction, migration and labor, and politics of the global intimate. MORE

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ARTISTIC INSTALLATIONS AROUND THE BATHS

Opening
Thursday, 31.3.2022, 6 pm

Duration
1.4.-24.4.2022

Opening hours
Thursday through Saturday 4-8 p.m. and Sunday 2-6 p.m.

Locations
Around the baths
Starting and information point at the baths zum Raben, Kurplatz 3b, 5400 Baden

Admission
free

The mLAB film course presents the interdisciplinary research project:
28 students from various disciplines from Bern, Zurich and Lucerne have developed eleven critical and humorous artistic works that will be shown in and around Baden’s baths.

 

For one semester, the institute of Geography of the University of Bern and the master course in Transdisciplinarity of the ZHdK collaborated and dealt with Baden’s past and present transformation. The students show video installations that explore particular site-specific issues. They deal, for example, with the spa tradition and how Baden stages itself, but also with the water itself and possible conflicts of interest.

In one work, for example, the owner of Baden’s Hotel Limmathof is brought into a fictitious dialogue with a local farmer about how they view the value of water in very different ways. In the mobile video clips “Fragen über Fragen rund ums Baden” (Questions about bathing), the treatment of nudity and clothing norms in public space is addressed. Another installation traces the path of thermal water to its presumed origin. And the cinematic miniature “Wave to Heaven” asks how one deals with the stress that arises when one desperately wants to relax in the Baden baths. In addition, paintings and sculptures by students of the Art and Communication program of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts will be on display, such as the work of Nathalie Specker, which exhibits the recently constructed wellness spa as a future archaeological relic.

All works will be exhibited in the exterior and interior spaces open to the public and are accessible free of charge. Guests can find more information about the works and exhibition locations on this page and at the Bad zum Raben.

Featuring artistic works by: Mirjam Ackermann, Nick Amstutz, Thassiannira Araujo Sousa, Frédéric Bron, Fabian Büchel, Livio Conzett, Nicolas Dränert, Christian Eckstein, Linus Fässler, Tim Griffin, Salome Günter, Michele Iannuzzo, Roxane Kalt, Ingrid Kjelsen, Christian Kleiner, Maksim Klopfstein, Vlatko Kultzen, Claudia Lombardi, Emmanuel Michaud, Jehisson Santacruz Giraldo, Jemina Scheidegger, Tobia Stöckli, Louis van Dam, Pascale Schreibmüller, Nathalie Specker, Judith Weidmann, Flavia Zimmermann

Supervised by: Karin Fromherz, Susanne Hofer, Jana Thierfelder, Irene Vögeli, Theres Waeckerlin, Mirko Winkel, Eva-Maria Würth