Mussel City I

Flurina Badel & Jérémie Sarbach

For (re) (02) - Beyond Water, the Badel/Sarbach duo produces the work Mussel City, a two-part site-specific installation. The first part of the work Mussel City is shown near the four plane trees of the Bains des Pâquis. It shows the 3D animation of a quagga mussel (freshwater mussel), made up of scanned mussel fragments. In the immediate vicinity of the lake, this animated mussel acts as an oracle, mediating between the other molluscs of Lake Geneva and the viewers of the work.

▶ Artwork: Mussel City I, 2023, Video installation, 6’32, 4K, loop

▶ Venue: Bains des Pâquis

▶ Scientific collaboration: Association pour la Sauvegarde du Léman

The realisation of Mussel City was made possible thanks to the support of Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Foundation, the canton of Valais, and the canton of Graubünden.

  • Mussel City I