Tales from a village, the Titanic and 6000 years
Installation from Swiss artists Alex Meszmer /Reto Mueller and Mark Staff Brandl
Stories and history have been the center of Alex Meszmer and Reto Müller’s art for years. The center of origin and vital reference point for the artists is the village of Pfyn and the house where the two artists reside; the house itself was built on the remains of the foundations of the ancient city walls of the Roman colonial castrum ‘Ad Fines.’ They live in a house surrounded, even supported, by history. They ask themselves: how is history constructed? Who makes history? And what will remain in the future from us and our culture? Meszmer and Mueller will talk about the village, its stories, its 6’000 years of history, show pictures and films about Pfyn and unveil what the Titanic has to do with the remote Swiss village and its Transitory Museum.