PARC-EXPO D'ŒUVRES MOBILES
MOBILE KUNSTWERKE PARK-EXPO
PARK-EXPO OF MOBILE ARTWORKS
PARC DE L'AIGLON / 15.06 - 16.09
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PARK-EXPO OF MOBILE ARTWORKS IN AIGLE
FROM JUNE 15th TO SEPTEMBER 16th 2018
One winter’s evening while strolling along, a lover of Aigle and its region and art enthusiast in his spare time, discovers well out of sight, the sleeping Chablais Scope...
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Wishing to bring it back to life, he ponders two nights over and has an artistic revelation: a kinetic park in Aigle, regrouping many works of art.
He associates himself with two sweet-nutters willing to take on such a project, Pascal Bettex and Grégoire Montangero (Creator and initiator of Chablais Scope), and the trio goes in search of a space in Aigle. It will be the Parc de l’Aiglon, a unique transitional space between the train station and the city center, allowing to easily install the chosen works: the length of the Chablais Scope, the height of the Phare, the depth of the Fountain and offering wind to Orbite.
Supported right from the beginning by the Municipality and the Trustees, the project really takes shape early 2018 and will open at the dawn of summer.
We are pleased to offer you this project of park-expo of mobile works, called Spirale.
The opportunity to marvel at the kinetic art and beauties of the City of Aigle.

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WORKS AND ARTISTS
ORBITE OF RAOUL THONNEY
In 1980, he began creating his first sculptures of iron and concrete as a hobby and in 2010 he made it his full time job. Kinetic art would naturally follow as from 2012 during a tribute to Jean Tinguely.
www.sculpture-cinetique.ch
FONTAINE OF RENÉ PROGIN
Former motorcyclist (side-car), he one day met Jean Tinguely with whom he became friends. After several collaborations, and among others, in his workshop at La Verrerie, sculpture became his passion and is today his main activity.
www.progin-art.com
PHARE OF DOMINIQUE ANDREAE
Endowed with creativity and extraordinary know-how, he cuts, assembles, welds, imagines and gives a soul to all that he touches. He builds almost everything from the smallest to the largest ranging from 3kg to 6 tons for his largest sculpture.
www.art-metal.ch
CHABLAIS SCOPE OF PASCAL BETTEX
The technical ingenuity of the twentieth century has always fascinated Pascal Bettex. Hence his dream: "revive old mechanics to unveil them to the public in a fun way.
www.chablais-scope.ch
www.bettexmatic.com
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PARK-EXPO / PARC DE L'AIGLON

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WHAT IS KINETIC ART

Kinetic art is an artistic current that proposes works containing moving parts.
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Movement can be produced by the wind, the sun, a motor or the spectator. Kinetic art encompasses a wide variety of overlapping techniques and styles. The expression Kinetic Art first appeared at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich in 1960.
However, we can see the first manifestations of kinetic art as early as the 1910s in the futurist movement and some works by Marcel Duchamp. Later, Alexander Calder invented the mobile, a sculpture made of wires and metal parts that are set in motion by the movement of the ambient air. The expression kinetic art was adopted around 1954 to designate works of art set in motion by the wind, spectators and/or a motorized mechanism.

Contrast : In the 1950s, the first optical works were based on the contrast between black and white. It is then either retinal persistence or the brain's interpretation that will give rise to an optical illusion or movement in the work.
The moiré effect : The moiré effect is obtained by interlacing black and white lines, then in color. The superimposition of the frames gives the effect of a changing and moving work to the spectator who moves while the layers of lines are motionless
The GRAV : Some optokinetic artists have come together in a collective, the Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel (GRAV) with the aim of allowing everyone to approach their art. This is why they have privileged an art directly accessible by the spectator where he can touch and manipulate the works.

« We want to interest the spectator, get him out of inhibitions, relax him. We want to involve him. We want to put him in a situation that he triggers and transforms. We want it to move towards interaction with other viewers. We want to develop in the spectator a strong capacity for perception and action. »
Sources : Wikipedia and Grégoire Montangero.

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TO SEE, TO KNOW AND TO DO IN AIGLE

After your visit to the Park-Expo Spirale, Aigle, a city with an authentic atmosphere and picturesque alleys, offers you its treasures...

From its centre, you can easily reach the mountain resorts and the shores of Lake Geneva by train: Aigle could be the ideal starting point for many excursions, but there is already so much to do there !
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Its medieval castle, long restored, preserves the collections of the Museum of the Vine and Wine, a well of knowledge on the wine culture. The vines that surround it produce great vintages known throughout Switzerland, in particular from the Chasselas king grape variety. The cream of these white wines meets at the château each year for a unique event: the Mondial du Chasselas.
Beyond the vineyards, Aigle enjoys an Adventure Park with 11 accrobranche routes, the Montreux Golf Club with its 18-hole course sheltered by age-old trees and the World Cycling Centre (WCC). The WCC is home to the International Cycling Union, as well as state-of-the-art tracks and equipment that will allow tomorrow's athletes to train in the best conditions.

To discover :

Ailyos : In addition to the Park-Expo of mobile artworks, the Aigle, Leysin and Col des Mosses region offers visitors the opportunity to discover an open-air art gallery during the summer period, walking visitors from one work to another along an itinerary between the 3 communes.
Works that have meaning in terms of their integration in the chosen places, pushing the spectator to contemplation, reflection and participation. Exceptional places like the Berneuse, Mayen and the Suchet forest in Leysin Lake Lioson aux Mosses or the vineyard balconies and the castle in Aigle, have been chosen to host these works.

Old Aigle Town : Let yourself stroll... walk around and find the signs of yesteryear. The city of Aigle has a rich past many witnesses are still visible: the incalculable arcades of the street Jerusalem, the Old wash-house of the district of the Fountain, precisely the fountains and other sculptures, to discover the time of a stroll.

Aigle and its past : The first houses date from the 12th century around the castle. Savoyard town since 1232, Aigle took its name from a Savoyard family « Alio » whose patronymic ancestor bore the nickname « Aquileius » referring to the Latin name of the bird « aquila ».

Aigle Castel : In the heart of the Chablais AOC wine-growing region, the Musée de la vigne, du vin et de l'étiquette is a must for all wine tourism stays. On the exceptional site of Château d'Aigle, its exhibitions delight wine lovers, as well as families who discover this culture while having fun. Everyone can marvel at the medieval atmosphere of the site and its unique spaces.

Walks and games throughout the city : The Aigle Code , Fountain Trail, « Of Streets an Men » Walk, The Eagle-Wolf Trail,

Highlights : World Cycling Centre, la Fête Médiévale, Festibrad, Aigle-Beach, Rock climbing in Aigle, Parc Aventure d’Aigle, the swimming pool of Aigle, Vignerons partenaires , Cinema Cosmopolis, Espace Junior, Aigle’In Music, Fête des couleurs, Festival Trottinette,
Sources : Aigle tourism .

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PARK SPIRALE AIGLE

OPENING TIME
The exhibition is open daily from June 15th to September 16th 2018, though certain exhibitions will only be available on the following days...
Wednesday : 14h - 18h
Saturday : 10h - 18h
Sunday : 14h - 18h

PRICES
Free
Guided tours (1h) on request CHF 20.- per person (from 8 persons).

ACCESS
By car : Motorway exit AIGLE then direction CENTRE-VILLE.
By train : STATION CFF / TPC AIGLE then 5 minutes on foot following the signs.


SPONSORING & VIP, THE VIEW OF THE EAGLE
The idea of exception : Aperitif and meal THE VIEW OF THE EAGLE
  • To live an exceptional moment privatized, we organize your evening at the top of the « Phare ».
  • Including aperitif, meal (Chinese fondue), wines, minerals, coffee.
  • CHF 100.- per person, minimum 7 persons - maximum 10.
(In case of bad weather or strong wind, we move the meal to the shelter in a cellar of Aigle.
For reservations contact Cyril Zoller, contact details below.

Supplier and source of wines : The CAVE BORLOZ in Aigle.



INFORMATION & BOOKINGS
Cyril Zoller
cyril@eijo.ch
+41 79 607 59 46

THANKS
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SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

Commune d'Aigle Arts à Aigle Transport Publics du Chablais Vaudoise Assurances


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person Cyril Zoller
cyril@eijo.ch
phone +41 79 607 59 46