Sasso San Gotthardo – Themed Worlds
Gotthard Pass, Switzerland
On the summit of the Gotthard pass, 2091 meters above sea level, in a former subterranean military artillery bunker, a new exposition has come into existence: Sasso San Gottardo. Themed worlds highlight both man’s challenges in dealing with his basic resources, and some possible sustainable development. They are divided into seven areas: energy, mobility and habitat, security, crystals, water, weather and climate, and history.
For this purpose Idee und Klang realised, among other things, a multichannel surround sound consisting of energy sounds as well as NASA recordings from outer space. Interactive low-fi soundeffects are being triggered by laser beams that people cross. In addition, a meditation island based on gong clangs resounds, accompanied by a child’s voice instilling safety tips relating to internet issues. In the water area we come upon a glacier soundscape and an electronic live drip installation which, as a model, represents the watershed on the Gotthard massif.
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