Development of a scenography for a medieval city. In collaboration with the exhibitions design office Thematis in Vevey, Switzerland. The concept is designed to provide a unique experience for visitors, namely a participative and immersive experience that is dynamic, fun, and offers a treasure hunt.
“The Unknown”: The image of a forest – a widely known metaphor for being lost – is used to tell the story of hundreds of emigrants to South America during the 19th century.
“Nova Friburgo”: The journey to Brazil is presented in three stages: The situation in Switzerland, the long journey, full of uncertainties, and the arrival. The projected rivers suggest the ideas of movement and the impermanence of things.
“Meeting with the sisters”: The Dominican Sisters welcome the visitors and tell them about their arrival at Estavayer-le-Lac in 1316/1317. They talk about their daily life in the convent and about their role in medieval society.
“The universe of the rose”: Visitors discover an artistic sensory walk-in installation with a historic timeline illustrating the various cultural meanings and medicinal uses of this plant. The rose is also the symbol of the city of Estavayer-le-Lac.
“Life in the Middle Ages”: When visitors open the door, a small animation and medieval music start. Directed lighting reveals successively scenes of daily life: agriculture, fishing, childrens’ play.
Estavayer-le-Lac is a city at the Lake Neuchâtel in Switzerland with a rare medieval heritage and fairly well preserved. The implementation is currently planned for the year 2023.