Arteplage Mobile du Jura

Theme: Meaning and Motion

The Arteplage Mobile du Jura (AMJ) is the most whimsical and unpredictable of all arteplages. The modern converted former gravel barque cruises freely from one Arteplage to another and is constantly changing. The events and exhibitions on board are also characterised by unpredictability, which makes it an event every time - boisterous and, if necessary, defiant.

The Arteplage Mobile du Jura stands out: it is red and white. It also changes its appearance all the time, just as it slips into ever new roles.

The Arteplage Mobile du Jura with a thirst for freedom chooses her own paths, but always looks beyond her figurehead: everything that moves around her interests her. She listens, reports and comments on life in the country with greedy impudence. She is not afraid to make waves, and not only on the three lakes on which she cruises. She is not afraid of murky water and addresses all expo topics with her characteristic impudence.

As a pirate ship, the Arteplage Mobile du Jura is mobile in every sense of the word: she is changeable and independent, offering adventurous passengers a brief stay in space, time and their imagination.

The Arteplage Mobile du Jura at the Arteplages

The Arteplage Mobile du Jura had its own mooring point at each Arteplage and during the 159 days it always turned up unexpectedly at an Arteplage.

When the Arteplage Mobile du Jura approaches a fixed Arteplage, it usually does so with an attack; the ingenious sound system on board allows the Arteplage Mobile du Jura to camouflage itself, as it pleases, using the sound of a flock of birds, an ocean liner or a speed-metalband. Once well moored, the crew, sometimes reinforced by members of the Théatre de l'Unité (Audincourt, France), gather to assault the Arteplage.

Team Arteplage Mobile du Jura Expo.02

Head of  Arteplage: Juri Steiner
Construction manager: Erdjan Opan
Operations manager: Vincent Jacquemet
Production manager: Franziska Doswald
Operational steering: Blaise Zaugg
Responsible for the technique of the programme: Jean-Claude Blaser, Nicolas Reymondin
Media officer: Carla Schubert-Rinaldi

Concept and programming
Johannes Gees (new media)
Daniel Hitzig (sociology)
Hannes Hug (music)
Armin Kerber (dramaturgy)
Michael Pfister (philosophy)
Pascal Rebetez (literature)
Juri Steiner (art)

Gino Esposto
Johannes Gees
Judith Hossli
Denis Inkei

Art Director
Marie Lusa

Dominique Bubanec
Maria Jaccard

Jean-Didier Bauer (pilot)
Michel Bernasconi (pilot)
Laurent Cerentola (pilot)
Simon Petrig (pilot)
Joe Gesseney (auxiliary pilot)
Adam Karpinski (auxiliary pilot)
Didier Pidoux (auxiliary pilot)
Diego Amstutz (mate)
Benjamin Cattin (mate)
Christof Hasler (mate)
Joël Joliat (mate)
Katy Longo (mate)
Pierre Alain "Billy" Papaux (mate)
Christoph Ramseier (mate)
Michael Vögeli (mate)

Technical equipment
Christof Hasler (sound technician)
Joël Joliat (lighting technician)
Katy Longo (lighting technician)
Christoph Ramseier (sound technician)
Michael Vögeli (video)

Stefano Stoll (production)
Pius Tschumi (event manager)

Eddy Blans
Philippe Wütschert

Pascal Richina (responsible)
Isabelle Dennier
Roland Perret