Infecting the City 2012
City Treasurers - Urban Diamonds

Capturing the unknown, unseen and undervalued

Created by:

Peter Aerschmann


Mon 21- Sat 26, all day


Video booth on the Festival Hub

For the multi-award-winning Swiss-based video artist Peter Aerschmann, coming to South Africa for the first time presents him with infinite possibilities when it comes to producing another one of his captivating animated videos.

‘I am always working in the street, and being in a completely new country I see everything as new and interesting,’ says the artist whose work focuses largely on everyday street life. And with the animated video he will be creating for Infecting The City he will be continue exploring this theme.

Says Aerschmann: ‘I will try and find people and objects in the streets that are undervalued; people and things that one wouldn’t notice at first sight but that are actually quite essential.’

The video, which runs in a loop, can be viewed all day in the Video Booth on the Festival Hub.

Sponsored by Pro-Helvetia

Peter Aerschmann

Peter Aerschmann

Born in Fribourg (Switzerland) in 1969, Aerschmann lives and works in Bern. Aerschmann has worked since 1999 as an artist in the fields of video and interactive computer installations. His work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals, and museums internationally including The National Art Museum of China (2009); The Musée d’Art Moderne Luxembourg (2009); Moscow House of Photography (2009); Maison Européenne de la Photographie (2008), Par read more...