Working on

 Project Director

hostartist.network 

Digital instrument - website for the mobility of creativity and mediation project | Switzerland / Worldwide.

Status: Beta Stage financing / site development.

hostartist.network (ha.n) is a membership based web platform that connects artists and social communities by establishing a direct relationship: a threefold solution for artists (travel, research, dialogue) and a patronage and cultural involvement opportunity for hosts.

Beta Stage launch May 27, 2020.

Supported by InnoSuisse.

Research partner, HumanTech, Fribourg.

A xocolat.org action.

Writer Director

REVES

Virtual Immersion Performance | Swizerland, International.

Status: Development

REVES is an interactive and immersive performance taken from Lisa Bresner's book "Un rêve pour toutes les nuits", illustrated by Frédérick Mansot, with the calligraphies of Dong Qiang, first published by Actes Sud Edition in 1999.

The different supports, realities and materials overlap and mix and create a sensory, audiovisual and imaginative experience that switches between narration and image, Chinese calligraphy and dance, movement and sound.

This is a new creation that is mainly aimed at young people (7-16 years old) and all audiences. 
REVES highlights the dialogue between cultures and the encounter between living art and immersive technologies and virtual reality.

Actor | Writer Director

¡LAZARO!

Physical theatre  | In Spanish.

Switzerland | Europe.

New mise en scene for hit performance piece by Felix B.Q. and Mathias Britos, ¡Lazaro!'s insight on misery and life transformation proves to be more contemporary than ever. 

Written, Directed & Played by Felix Bachmann Quadros & Mathias Britos.

Co - direction Luca Zanetti

Articles (in Spanish):

Testimoniales

El Redoblante

La Propuesta

Producción

Writer Director

LIMINAL (working title) 

Dance & performance | Fribourg, Switzerland, International.

Status: in development.

Understanding the nature of consciousness.

A new mise en scene of Carnal (first performed in 2013), a new drammaturgy, a thorough creative process including motion capture, VR and immersive works, Snoutmasks; an international collaboration.

Research Praxis Director

VIRTUAL IMMERSION PERFORMANCE 

Research practice | In english.

Status: in progress.

Setting the space and introducing the users to an immersive game scenario, a dialogue arises between the director and the user, between the user and those attending the immersion. Opening an individual experience towards a shared one sets a number of relationships into motion and personal stories become an intrinsic part of the experience. 

Selected works

Story & Content Director

FESTIVAL DU HASARD

Performance, stage and music Festival | Fribourg, Switzerland.

9 performances, 15 artists, 1 workshop on mask construction.

Set to the tone of the times, Hasard is programmed on a quick availability to date dynamic pivoted on encounters. 

Artists showcase their recent work and open their experience to an audience. 

International artists invited to exchange with national and local talent. 

 2020

Story & Content Director

GATE

Concept and opening new performance space | BlueFACTORY, Fribourg, Switzerland.

Concept evolves from a need to create a space for performance, exhibition, and artistic expression that conforms to a community organic structure and complements institutional players. 

 2020

Story & Content Director

MONA VIRTUAL REALITY THERAPY 

Experience for the elderly | International.

Status: service on request.

MONA is a highly advanced, fully customizable Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) platform that whisks patients away from the confines of hospital rooms using therapeutic, immersive artworks created by artists and doctors.

MONA is used by medical professionals around the world to address a variety of complex healthcare challenges.

2019 / 2020

Story & Content, Pedagogical mediation Director

IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES 

Ruse Laboratories | In spanish, italian, french, english. Switzerland / USA.

Status: in progress.

Development, creation and performance of virtual immersions and interactive productions through platforms and apps developed by Ruse Laboratories (CA, USA). 

Each experience is produced to bespoke skill and understanding.

Content and story directed for hospital use in the USA.

Initiations to VR and pedagogical work towards secondary schools in Switzerland.

2019

Writer | Director | Editor

SNOUTMASK 

Documentary (47') | In English, Spanish, French, Italian (subtitled).

Fribourg, Lugano, Switzerland. Milano, Italy. Begur, Spain.

Salta, Jujuy, Argentina. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Costa Atlantica, Uruguay.

A journey through the creation of SNOUT MASKS, from conception to the making and use.

With Manuela Bernasconi, Andrea Cavarra, Bernardo Nante, Alessandra Faienza, & Felix Bachmann Quadros.

Written, Directed  & Cut by Felix Bachmann Quadros. 

2019

Writer | Director | Editor

LES ARCHIVES VIDEO DE GUIGNOL À ROULETTES 

Guignol à roulettes | In French. Fribourg, Switzerland.

8 part documentary series focusing on the first twenty years of Fribourg's theatre and marionette company, Guignol à roulettes. 

Work in collaboration with the Bibliothèque cantonal et universitaire de Fribourg. 

Written, Directed  & Edited by Felix Bachmann Quadros. 

2019

Writer | Director | Editor

HISTOIRES DE LA BASSE 

Short Documentary Series for the WEB | In French, German. Fribourg, Switzerland.

Fribourg's Basse Ville also known as the Auge neighbourhood is a unique place for both Swiss and international standards. Cutting through almost two hundred meters of wall, the Sarine bends to a pronounced angle, surrounded by the old city walls. Its people have stories to tell, lives to pronounce. From the most well preserved medieval city in Europe, les Histories de la Basse is a treasure story through its people.

Concept, Filmmaking, Editing by Felix Bachmann Quadros  & Baptiste Janon.

2019

Filmmaker | Editor

SALT

Short documentary clip | In Italian (subtitled), English.

Torino, Italy.

A short audiovisual document on Bämsemble theatre company, during the opening of SALT at the Cavallerizza Ireale, Torino, during the Here Festival 2018.

Filmed and edited by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2018

Writer | Conception

TU JOUES? 

Dance performance, Mediation Project | In French.

Fribourg, Switzerland.

A dance performance to address the spirit of game in a community, the elements of freedom in structure, rules to bend, and looking into the untold realm of playfulness.

Questions addressed are complemented by an ongoing audiovisual discussion with professionals in the subject, and artistic actions in collaboration to local artists.

A xocolat.org encounter in Fribourg, directed by Manuela Bernasconi and written by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2018

Filmmaking |  Editor 

FRAGIL

Music Clip | Faido, Switzerland.

Shainy Atakkaran shines and chants her way through Manuela Bernasconi's siren dance to Shemira Snout Mask. A company of women. The cascades of Faido.

Filmmaking & editing.

2017

Collaboration

SOLO BÊTES D' AMOUR

Dance solo performance | In French.

Fribourg, Vevey, Lausanne, Lugano, Locarno, Switzerland.

Collaboration with choreographer and dancer Manuela Bernasconi, a place between life and death.

Writting & Collaboration through Snout Masks.

2017

Videomaker |  Editor 

IL MASCHERAIO AND HIS MASKS

Short Film | In French.

Fribourg, Switzerland.

Andrea Cavarra makes and performs his masks of Commedia dell' Arte at the Keller Poche theatre in Fribourg, invited by Saavy Renard.

Camera & post-production.

2017

Videomaker |  Editor 

BESTIOLES AT NOUVEAU MUSEE BIENNE 

Short Dance Film | Bienne, Switzerland.

Manuela Bernasconi and Sarah Avelini dance a duo amongst gigantic photographies Microsculputre by Levon Biss.

Captured and seen through the lens these two dancers offer three musical moments for the opening of the show. 

Camera & post-production.

2017

Filmmaker |  Editor 

REVERSION

Microclip | In Italian.

Gothard, Switzerland.

As one passes through from Canton Uri to Canton Ticino. 

a proposal edited to OSSIGENO MUSIC.

2017

Writer |  Director

DRIVE IN

Dance & Radio Performance | In Italian.

Bellinzona, Switzerland.

At the lowest level underneath the Autosilo del Sole, Drive In, La Bambola, sparks a rush.

With Radio Production by Alan Alpenfelt, Original Music by the Ocilloscope, Audio Mixing and Recording by Marco Viale, and an ensamble of people to crunch tin to dust. An experience, and concept, by Manuela Bernasconi, Francesca Sproccati. They too choreographed and performed, to lighting design by Ariel Salati.

Writer & Director, in strict collaboration with choreographic work.

2016

Writer |  Director

OPEN LAND

Mid-length Film (38') | In English, Italian (subtitled).

Lugano, Switzerland.

There is the crust. There is the rust, shine glittering chrome. There is scratching onto paper. There is shogun streets. And dance. And a love story, kisses to make it real. A line of thought.

Music by Luca Congedo. Paolo Brandi engineers. 

Photography to Ariel Salati.

With Mathias Britos, Anita Faconti, Camilla Parini.

Choreography & Dance Manuela Bernasconi and Francesca Sproccati.

Written, Directed and Cut by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2016

Live Video Performance |  Narrator

ROOM 306

Film Performance | In Italian (subtitled), English.

Lugano, Switzerland.

Just a year before the grounds of Open Land, and only a week after finishing production, Room 306 was presented at Piazza Manzoni, adjacent to the Municipality of Lugano. It was a live performance: real-time VJ editing to live music by Luca Congedo and danced by Francesca Sproccati and Manuela Bernasconi.

Live video editing and narration.

2015

Writer | Director | Editor

IL SOGNO

Short Film (10') | In Italian (subtitle)

Capriasca, Switzerland.

The forest. A woman’s body. Two children wander and frolic. An abandoned shack. A promise long forgotten. A race into the labyrinth of memory.

Written, Directed and Edited by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2015

Writer | Performer

MISS UNDERSTANDING

Dance and Narration to Music | In Italian

Lugano, Switzerland.

Ambiguity frames a game of mirrors, Francesca Sproccati and Manuela Bernasconi's choreographic line sensually shimmers in the dark neon lit WKND night club. Luca Congedo wrings out a live music and sound. 

Written and structured to choreographic line & Performed by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2014

Writer | Director | Performer

CARNAL

Theatre, Dance, Live Caligraphy and Music | In Italian, Spanish.

Lugano, Switzerland.

Foundational piece for Carnal Creative Universe, work process involved about 30 artists, musicians, technicians, and a community of collaborators. This three act piece (Video only Act 2), took the audience through a love - death story into the depth of their own selves.

Written, Directed and Performed by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2013

Director 

SPEIRSUOTIO

Solo Dance Performance | In Italian.

Lugano, Switzerland.

Set in a small Sicilian town, Mirandola visit's her grandmother's attic to an astonishing find: a long forgotten love story.

First collaboration with choreographer and dancer Manuela Bernasconi, with live percussion by Gregorio Trappani and Rocco Schira on the violin.

Directed by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2012

Shelved

THE NAME OF A THING

Multimedia Documentary & Art project | In English.

Adelaide, Australia.

Collaborative artistic & multimedia project creatively looks into the value of language as an instrument of cultural reappropriation, cohesion and identity.

A cultural and creative exchange through the lens of two life long artist friends. 

Written by Jacob Logos & Felix Bachmann Quadros.

Articles:

What is the Name of a Thing?

A Note of Introduction

Recognition

A stone in place

On Development

Possible Narrative Structures

GAMBLING TIME

Feature Film | In French, Italian, German. Switzerland.

Follow Calogero (25), a games’ addicted player, as he finds his skill can set him on a winning spree, emptying new skill slot machines in less than an hour and taking on the road through Switzerland, pushing through the boundaries of a stale life and into that of self - discovery.

Based on true life events, this film has been in development and writing for several years, and is currently stalled.

Development dossier, treatment and notes available.

Written, Directed by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

ROGUE

Short Film Tryptich & V.R. experience | In French, Spanish, English. Fribourg, Switzerland.

Three short fiction films (Stella, Restraint, Eight) 12 minutes each, compose as a triptych of interrelated stories that find resolution and convergence through a Virtual Reality experience (15 minutes).

Development dossier, screenplays, and notes available. 

Written, Directed by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

Articles:

The Project

Conceptual Analysis

Definitions: Binding

Definitions: Token

Definitions: Transitory

Other work

About

Felix Bachmann Quadros works in the creation, conception, development and production of artistic works for theatre, film and other media. His work becomes manifest in language, narrative association, movement, to generate personal cut and collaborative work. To a large extent his creative conception is ingrained in the use of masks, from the artisanal to the conceptual.

Currently based in Fribourg, Switzerland, Felix is treasurer and co-founder of Xocolat, association for the mobility of creativity. He is working on the development for "Liminal", dance, music, calligraphic and visual performance. The piece will open at Nuthonie theatre, Fribourg, autumn 2021. 

Host Artist Network, promoted and conceived by Felix's work at Xocolat, supported by InnoSuisse, research collaboration with HumanTech, Fribourg. HAN is an online platform and mobile app with the aim of generating new artist to audience dynamics and production alternatives. Beta stage will be launched on May 27th 2020 at BlueFACTORY, Fribourg, Switzerland.

 

Felix has worked for several years on Virtual reality galleries in collaboration with Ruse Laboratories (California). His work with the medium has found traction through Healing Museum, guided immersions, immersive stories for hospitals (currently in use in the U.S.A.), workshops for schools, and research practice under the title of Virtual Immersion Performances. 
 

During 2019 Felix completed eight part series sequences, written, directed and edited, that exhibits the work done by Fribourgoise marionette and theatre company Guignol à roulettes and fellow artists, the span of which covers two decades of archive material, from 1980 to 2003. This work has been presented in the Bibliotèque cantonale et universitaire de Fribourg.

Previously, Felix has been involved in the creation of Tu Joues?, a dance performance and creative encounter that toured Switzerland during spring 2018. He has worked in La Orientala, Uruguay, for a new mise en scene and kickoff for the ¡LAZARO! creative universe (theatre, music, multidisciplinary collaborative work), to be taken to a theatre, journalistic and audiovisual itinerant project. 

 

He is also constructing workshops for theatre and dance through the use of Snout Masks, and has recently finished The Snout Mask Film exhibiting in depth the making of and concept behind this novel instrument for writing through movement. 

 

During 2017 work focus was placed on writing and development of short film and VR triptych ROGUE inspired in Fribourg's basse ville, and has developed of a full length documentary, THE NAME OF A THING, focusing on the recovery of cultural and territorial identity of the Kaurna (first nation) in south Australia through their spoken language.

 

He has also written several development scenarios and treatments for feature film, GAMBLING TIME, (now on hold) inspired in true events that occurred in Fribourg during the summer of 2005, tackling the subject of game addiction and echoing our everyday handling of celular phones and screens today.

 

Felix works actively through the audiovisual for the development of his work. He is a graduate from the London International School of Performing Arts (today arthaus.berlin) (2007) to opened a full spectrum of experience through traditional dramatic territories such as Commedia dell’ Arte, the chorus, tragedy, buffon, clown, and the use of the mask in general.

 

He works for over a decade in the development of creative universes as a means and form of creative collaboration. The limits of the different art disciplines become permeable to life and, beyond them, create works of art that contain vital dynamics to the surrounding reality.

He has written novels, short stories, films, theatre plays, and poetry. 

 
 

SNOUT MASK

A tool for writing. 

Detail analysis on the origin of the Snout Mask. Its conception, collaboration, current status and further development into Mask System for dance choreography and character monologue.

ASSOCIATIONS

Through Masnàda Associazione established in Ticino to an international scope in 2009, and towards the newly established XOCOLAT in Fribourg, conceptual work on collaboration and the life of an artwork.

JOURNALS

Historical research material is carefully arranged into several magazines towards digital publishing.

This section includes work done for the creative universes, the fount of ideas and concept expansion. 

 
 
 

Working on

 Project Director

hostartist.network 

Digital instrument - website for the mobility of creativity and mediation project | Switzerland / Worldwide.

Status: Beta Stage financing / site development.

hostartist.network (ha.n) is a membership based web platform that connects artists and social communities by establishing a direct relationship: a threefold solution for artists (travel, research, dialogue) and a patronage and cultural involvement opportunity for hosts.

Beta Stage launch May 27, 2020.

Supported by InnoSuisse.

Research partner, HumanTech, Fribourg.

A xocolat.org action.

Writer Director

REVES

Virtual Immersion Performance | Swizerland, International.

Status: Development

REVES is an interactive and immersive performance taken from Lisa Bresner's book "Un rêve pour toutes les nuits", illustrated by Frédérick Mansot, with the calligraphies of Dong Qiang, first published by Actes Sud Edition in 1999.

The different supports, realities and materials overlap and mix and create a sensory, audiovisual and imaginative experience that switches between narration and image, Chinese calligraphy and dance, movement and sound.

This is a new creation that is mainly aimed at young people (7-16 years old) and all audiences. 
REVES highlights the dialogue between cultures and the encounter between living art and immersive technologies and virtual reality.

Actor | Writer Director

¡LAZARO!

Physical theatre  | In Spanish.

Switzerland | Europe.

New mise en scene for hit performance piece by Felix B.Q. and Mathias Britos, ¡Lazaro!'s insight on misery and life transformation proves to be more contemporary than ever. 

Written, Directed & Played by Felix Bachmann Quadros & Mathias Britos.

Co - direction Luca Zanetti

Articles (in Spanish):

Testimoniales

El Redoblante

La Propuesta

Producción

Writer Director

LIMINAL (working title) 

Dance & performance | Fribourg, Switzerland, International.

Status: in development.

Understanding the nature of consciousness.

A new mise en scene of Carnal (first performed in 2013), a new drammaturgy, a thorough creative process including motion capture, VR and immersive works, Snoutmasks; an international collaboration.

Research Praxis Director

VIRTUAL IMMERSION PERFORMANCE 

Research practice | In english.

Status: in progress.

Setting the space and introducing the users to an immersive game scenario, a dialogue arises between the director and the user, between the user and those attending the immersion. Opening an individual experience towards a shared one sets a number of relationships into motion and personal stories become an intrinsic part of the experience. 

Selected works

Story & Content Director

FESTIVAL DU HASARD

Performance, stage and music Festival | Fribourg, Switzerland.

9 performances, 15 artists, 1 workshop on mask construction.

Set to the tone of the times, Hasard is programmed on a quick availability to date dynamic pivoted on encounters. 

Artists showcase their recent work and open their experience to an audience. 

International artists invited to exchange with national and local talent. 

 2020

Story & Content Director

GATE

Concept and opening new performance space | BlueFACTORY, Fribourg, Switzerland.

Concept evolves from a need to create a space for performance, exhibition, and artistic expression that conforms to a community organic structure and complements institutional players. 

 2020

Story & Content Director

MONA VIRTUAL REALITY THERAPY 

Experience for the elderly | International.

Status: service on request.

MONA is a highly advanced, fully customizable Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) platform that whisks patients away from the confines of hospital rooms using therapeutic, immersive artworks created by artists and doctors.

MONA is used by medical professionals around the world to address a variety of complex healthcare challenges.

2019 / 2020

Story & Content, Pedagogical mediation Director

IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES 

Ruse Laboratories | In spanish, italian, french, english. Switzerland / USA.

Status: in progress.

Development, creation and performance of virtual immersions and interactive productions through platforms and apps developed by Ruse Laboratories (CA, USA). 

Each experience is produced to bespoke skill and understanding.

Content and story directed for hospital use in the USA.

Initiations to VR and pedagogical work towards secondary schools in Switzerland.

2019

Writer | Director | Editor

SNOUTMASK 

Documentary (47') | In English, Spanish, French, Italian (subtitled).

Fribourg, Lugano, Switzerland. Milano, Italy. Begur, Spain.

Salta, Jujuy, Argentina. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Costa Atlantica, Uruguay.

A journey through the creation of SNOUT MASKS, from conception to the making and use.

With Manuela Bernasconi, Andrea Cavarra, Bernardo Nante, Alessandra Faienza, & Felix Bachmann Quadros.

Written, Directed  & Cut by Felix Bachmann Quadros. 

2019

Writer | Director | Editor

LES ARCHIVES VIDEO DE GUIGNOL À ROULETTES 

Guignol à roulettes | In French. Fribourg, Switzerland.

8 part documentary series focusing on the first twenty years of Fribourg's theatre and marionette company, Guignol à roulettes. 

Work in collaboration with the Bibliothèque cantonal et universitaire de Fribourg. 

Written, Directed  & Edited by Felix Bachmann Quadros. 

2019

Writer | Director | Editor

HISTOIRES DE LA BASSE 

Short Documentary Series for the WEB | In French, German. Fribourg, Switzerland.

Fribourg's Basse Ville also known as the Auge neighbourhood is a unique place for both Swiss and international standards. Cutting through almost two hundred meters of wall, the Sarine bends to a pronounced angle, surrounded by the old city walls. Its people have stories to tell, lives to pronounce. From the most well preserved medieval city in Europe, les Histories de la Basse is a treasure story through its people.

Concept, Filmmaking, Editing by Felix Bachmann Quadros  & Baptiste Janon.

2019

Filmmaker | Editor

SALT

Short documentary clip | In Italian (subtitled), English.

Torino, Italy.

A short audiovisual document on Bämsemble theatre company, during the opening of SALT at the Cavallerizza Ireale, Torino, during the Here Festival 2018.

Filmed and edited by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2018

Writer | Conception

TU JOUES? 

Dance performance, Mediation Project | In French.

Fribourg, Switzerland.

A dance performance to address the spirit of game in a community, the elements of freedom in structure, rules to bend, and looking into the untold realm of playfulness.

Questions addressed are complemented by an ongoing audiovisual discussion with professionals in the subject, and artistic actions in collaboration to local artists.

A xocolat.org encounter in Fribourg, directed by Manuela Bernasconi and written by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2018

Filmmaking |  Editor 

FRAGIL

Music Clip | Faido, Switzerland.

Shainy Atakkaran shines and chants her way through Manuela Bernasconi's siren dance to Shemira Snout Mask. A company of women. The cascades of Faido.

Filmmaking & editing.

2017

Collaboration

SOLO BÊTES D' AMOUR

Dance solo performance | In French.

Fribourg, Vevey, Lausanne, Lugano, Locarno, Switzerland.

Collaboration with choreographer and dancer Manuela Bernasconi, a place between life and death.

Writting & Collaboration through Snout Masks.

2017

Videomaker |  Editor 

IL MASCHERAIO AND HIS MASKS

Short Film | In French.

Fribourg, Switzerland.

Andrea Cavarra makes and performs his masks of Commedia dell' Arte at the Keller Poche theatre in Fribourg, invited by Saavy Renard.

Camera & post-production.

2017

Videomaker |  Editor 

BESTIOLES AT NOUVEAU MUSEE BIENNE 

Short Dance Film | Bienne, Switzerland.

Manuela Bernasconi and Sarah Avelini dance a duo amongst gigantic photographies Microsculputre by Levon Biss.

Captured and seen through the lens these two dancers offer three musical moments for the opening of the show. 

Camera & post-production.

2017

Filmmaker |  Editor 

REVERSION

Microclip | In Italian.

Gothard, Switzerland.

As one passes through from Canton Uri to Canton Ticino. 

a proposal edited to OSSIGENO MUSIC.

2017

Writer |  Director

DRIVE IN

Dance & Radio Performance | In Italian.

Bellinzona, Switzerland.

At the lowest level underneath the Autosilo del Sole, Drive In, La Bambola, sparks a rush.

With Radio Production by Alan Alpenfelt, Original Music by the Ocilloscope, Audio Mixing and Recording by Marco Viale, and an ensamble of people to crunch tin to dust. An experience, and concept, by Manuela Bernasconi, Francesca Sproccati. They too choreographed and performed, to lighting design by Ariel Salati.

Writer & Director, in strict collaboration with choreographic work.

2016

Writer |  Director

OPEN LAND

Mid-length Film (38') | In English, Italian (subtitled).

Lugano, Switzerland.

There is the crust. There is the rust, shine glittering chrome. There is scratching onto paper. There is shogun streets. And dance. And a love story, kisses to make it real. A line of thought.

Music by Luca Congedo. Paolo Brandi engineers. 

Photography to Ariel Salati.

With Mathias Britos, Anita Faconti, Camilla Parini.

Choreography & Dance Manuela Bernasconi and Francesca Sproccati.

Written, Directed and Cut by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2016

Live Video Performance |  Narrator

ROOM 306

Film Performance | In Italian (subtitled), English.

Lugano, Switzerland.

Just a year before the grounds of Open Land, and only a week after finishing production, Room 306 was presented at Piazza Manzoni, adjacent to the Municipality of Lugano. It was a live performance: real-time VJ editing to live music by Luca Congedo and danced by Francesca Sproccati and Manuela Bernasconi.

Live video editing and narration.

2015

Writer | Director | Editor

IL SOGNO

Short Film (10') | In Italian (subtitle)

Capriasca, Switzerland.

The forest. A woman’s body. Two children wander and frolic. An abandoned shack. A promise long forgotten. A race into the labyrinth of memory.

Written, Directed and Edited by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2015

Writer | Performer

MISS UNDERSTANDING

Dance and Narration to Music | In Italian

Lugano, Switzerland.

Ambiguity frames a game of mirrors, Francesca Sproccati and Manuela Bernasconi's choreographic line sensually shimmers in the dark neon lit WKND night club. Luca Congedo wrings out a live music and sound. 

Written and structured to choreographic line & Performed by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2014

Writer | Director | Performer

CARNAL

Theatre, Dance, Live Caligraphy and Music | In Italian, Spanish.

Lugano, Switzerland.

Foundational piece for Carnal Creative Universe, work process involved about 30 artists, musicians, technicians, and a community of collaborators. This three act piece (Video only Act 2), took the audience through a love - death story into the depth of their own selves.

Written, Directed and Performed by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2013

Director 

SPEIRSUOTIO

Solo Dance Performance | In Italian.

Lugano, Switzerland.

Set in a small Sicilian town, Mirandola visit's her grandmother's attic to an astonishing find: a long forgotten love story.

First collaboration with choreographer and dancer Manuela Bernasconi, with live percussion by Gregorio Trappani and Rocco Schira on the violin.

Directed by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2012

Shelved

THE NAME OF A THING

Multimedia Documentary & Art project | In English.

Adelaide, Australia.

Collaborative artistic & multimedia project creatively looks into the value of language as an instrument of cultural reappropriation, cohesion and identity.

A cultural and creative exchange through the lens of two life long artist friends. 

Written by Jacob Logos & Felix Bachmann Quadros.

Articles:

What is the Name of a Thing?

A Note of Introduction

Recognition

A stone in place

On Development

Possible Narrative Structures

GAMBLING TIME

Feature Film | In French, Italian, German. Switzerland.

Follow Calogero (25), a games’ addicted player, as he finds his skill can set him on a winning spree, emptying new skill slot machines in less than an hour and taking on the road through Switzerland, pushing through the boundaries of a stale life and into that of self - discovery.

Based on true life events, this film has been in development and writing for several years, and is currently stalled.

Development dossier, treatment and notes available.

Written, Directed by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

ROGUE

Short Film Tryptich & V.R. experience | In French, Spanish, English. Fribourg, Switzerland.

Three short fiction films (Stella, Restraint, Eight) 12 minutes each, compose as a triptych of interrelated stories that find resolution and convergence through a Virtual Reality experience (15 minutes).

Development dossier, screenplays, and notes available. 

Written, Directed by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

Articles:

The Project

Conceptual Analysis

Definitions: Binding

Definitions: Token

Definitions: Transitory

Other work

About

Felix Bachmann Quadros works in the creation, conception, development and production of artistic works for theatre, film and other media. His work becomes manifest in language, narrative association, movement, to generate personal cut and collaborative work. To a large extent his creative conception is ingrained in the use of masks, from the artisanal to the conceptual.

Currently based in Fribourg, Switzerland, Felix is treasurer and co-founder of Xocolat, association for the mobility of creativity. He is working on the development for "Liminal", dance, music, calligraphic and visual performance. The piece will open at Nuthonie theatre, Fribourg, autumn 2021. 

Host Artist Network, promoted and conceived by Felix's work at Xocolat, supported by InnoSuisse, research collaboration with HumanTech, Fribourg. HAN is an online platform and mobile app with the aim of generating new artist to audience dynamics and production alternatives. Beta stage will be launched on May 27th 2020 at BlueFACTORY, Fribourg, Switzerland.

 

Felix has worked for several years on Virtual reality galleries in collaboration with Ruse Laboratories (California). His work with the medium has found traction through Healing Museum, guided immersions, immersive stories for hospitals (currently in use in the U.S.A.), workshops for schools, and research practice under the title of Virtual Immersion Performances. 
 

During 2019 Felix completed eight part series sequences, written, directed and edited, that exhibits the work done by Fribourgoise marionette and theatre company Guignol à roulettes and fellow artists, the span of which covers two decades of archive material, from 1980 to 2003. This work has been presented in the Bibliotèque cantonale et universitaire de Fribourg.

Previously, Felix has been involved in the creation of Tu Joues?, a dance performance and creative encounter that toured Switzerland during spring 2018. He has worked in La Orientala, Uruguay, for a new mise en scene and kickoff for the ¡LAZARO! creative universe (theatre, music, multidisciplinary collaborative work), to be taken to a theatre, journalistic and audiovisual itinerant project. 

 

He is also constructing workshops for theatre and dance through the use of Snout Masks, and has recently finished The Snout Mask Film exhibiting in depth the making of and concept behind this novel instrument for writing through movement. 

 

During 2017 work focus was placed on writing and development of short film and VR triptych ROGUE inspired in Fribourg's basse ville, and has developed of a full length documentary, THE NAME OF A THING, focusing on the recovery of cultural and territorial identity of the Kaurna (first nation) in south Australia through their spoken language.

 

He has also written several development scenarios and treatments for feature film, GAMBLING TIME, (now on hold) inspired in true events that occurred in Fribourg during the summer of 2005, tackling the subject of game addiction and echoing our everyday handling of celular phones and screens today.

 

Felix works actively through the audiovisual for the development of his work. He is a graduate from the London International School of Performing Arts (today arthaus.berlin) (2007) to opened a full spectrum of experience through traditional dramatic territories such as Commedia dell’ Arte, the chorus, tragedy, buffon, clown, and the use of the mask in general.

 

He works for over a decade in the development of creative universes as a means and form of creative collaboration. The limits of the different art disciplines become permeable to life and, beyond them, create works of art that contain vital dynamics to the surrounding reality.

He has written novels, short stories, films, theatre plays, and poetry. 

Working on

 Project Director

hostartist.network 

Digital instrument - website for the mobility of creativity and mediation project | Switzerland / Worldwide.

Status: Beta Stage financing / site development.

hostartist.network (ha.n) is a membership based web platform that connects artists and social communities by establishing a direct relationship: a threefold solution for artists (travel, research, dialogue) and a patronage and cultural involvement opportunity for hosts.

Beta Stage launch May 27, 2020.

Supported by InnoSuisse.

Research partner, HumanTech, Fribourg.

A xocolat.org action.

Writer Director

REVES

Virtual Immersion Performance | Swizerland, International.

Status: Development

REVES is an interactive and immersive performance taken from Lisa Bresner's book "Un rêve pour toutes les nuits", illustrated by Frédérick Mansot, with the calligraphies of Dong Qiang, first published by Actes Sud Edition in 1999.

The different supports, realities and materials overlap and mix and create a sensory, audiovisual and imaginative experience that switches between narration and image, Chinese calligraphy and dance, movement and sound.

This is a new creation that is mainly aimed at young people (7-16 years old) and all audiences. 
REVES highlights the dialogue between cultures and the encounter between living art and immersive technologies and virtual reality.

Actor | Writer Director

¡LAZARO!

Physical theatre  | In Spanish.

Switzerland | Europe.

New mise en scene for hit performance piece by Felix B.Q. and Mathias Britos, ¡Lazaro!'s insight on misery and life transformation proves to be more contemporary than ever. 

Written, Directed & Played by Felix Bachmann Quadros & Mathias Britos.

Co - direction Luca Zanetti

Articles (in Spanish):

Testimoniales

El Redoblante

La Propuesta

Producción

Writer Director

LIMINAL (working title) 

Dance & performance | Fribourg, Switzerland, International.

Status: in development.

Understanding the nature of consciousness.

A new mise en scene of Carnal (first performed in 2013), a new drammaturgy, a thorough creative process including motion capture, VR and immersive works, Snoutmasks; an international collaboration.

Research Praxis Director

VIRTUAL IMMERSION PERFORMANCE 

Research practice | In english.

Status: in progress.

Setting the space and introducing the users to an immersive game scenario, a dialogue arises between the director and the user, between the user and those attending the immersion. Opening an individual experience towards a shared one sets a number of relationships into motion and personal stories become an intrinsic part of the experience. 

Selected works

Production | Artistic Co-director

FESTIVAL DU HASARD

Performance, stage and music Festival | Fribourg, Switzerland.

9 performances, 15 artists, 1 workshop on mask construction.

Set to the tone of the times, Hasard is programmed on a quick availability to date dynamic pivoted on encounters. 

Artists showcase their recent work and open their experience to an audience. 

International artists invited to exchange with national and local talent. 

 2020

Concept & Implementation | Artist

GATE

Concept and opening new performance space |

BlueFACTORY, Fribourg, Switzerland.

Concept evolves from a need to create a space for performance, exhibition, and artistic expression that conforms to a community organic structure and complements institutional players. 

 2020

Story & Content Director

MONA VIRTUAL REALITY THERAPY 

Experience for the elderly | International.

Status: service on request.

MONA is a highly advanced, fully customizable Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) platform that whisks patients away from the confines of hospital rooms using therapeutic, immersive artworks created by artists and doctors.

MONA is used by medical professionals around the world to address a variety of complex healthcare challenges.

2019 / 2020

Story & Content, Pedagogical mediation Director

IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES 

Ruse Laboratories | In spanish, italian, french, english. Switzerland / USA.

Status: in progress.

Development, creation and performance of virtual immersions and interactive productions through platforms and apps developed by Ruse Laboratories (CA, USA). 

Each experience is produced to bespoke skill and understanding.

Content and story directed for hospital use in the USA.

Initiations to VR and pedagogical work towards secondary schools in Switzerland.

2019

Writer | Director | Editor

SNOUTMASK 

Documentary (47') | In English, Spanish, French, Italian (subtitled).

Fribourg, Lugano, Switzerland. Milano, Italy. Begur, Spain.

Salta, Jujuy, Argentina. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Costa Atlantica, Uruguay.

A journey through the creation of SNOUT MASKS, from conception to the making and use.

With Manuela Bernasconi, Andrea Cavarra, Bernardo Nante, Alessandra Faienza, & Felix Bachmann Quadros.

Written, Directed  & Cut by Felix Bachmann Quadros. 

2019

Writer | Director | Editor

LES ARCHIVES VIDEO DE GUIGNOL À ROULETTES 

Guignol à roulettes | In French. Fribourg, Switzerland.

8 part documentary series focusing on the first twenty years of Fribourg's theatre and marionette company, Guignol à roulettes. 

Work in collaboration with the Bibliothèque cantonal et universitaire de Fribourg. 

Written, Directed  & Edited by Felix Bachmann Quadros. 

2019

Writer | Director | Editor

HISTOIRES DE LA BASSE 

Short Documentary Series for the WEB | In French, German. Fribourg, Switzerland.

Fribourg's Basse Ville also known as the Auge neighbourhood is a unique place for both Swiss and international standards. Cutting through almost two hundred meters of wall, the Sarine bends to a pronounced angle, surrounded by the old city walls. Its people have stories to tell, lives to pronounce. From the most well preserved medieval city in Europe, les Histories de la Basse is a treasure story through its people.

Concept, Filmmaking, Editing by Felix Bachmann Quadros  & Baptiste Janon.

2019

Filmmaker | Editor

SALT

Short documentary clip | In Italian (subtitled), English.

Torino, Italy.

A short audiovisual document on Bämsemble theatre company, during the opening of SALT at the Cavallerizza Ireale, Torino, during the Here Festival 2018.

Filmed and edited by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2018

Writer | Conception

TU JOUES? 

Dance performance, Mediation Project | In French.

Fribourg, Switzerland.

A dance performance to address the spirit of game in a community, the elements of freedom in structure, rules to bend, and looking into the untold realm of playfulness.

Questions addressed are complemented by an ongoing audiovisual discussion with professionals in the subject, and artistic actions in collaboration to local artists.

A xocolat.org encounter in Fribourg, directed by Manuela Bernasconi and written by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2018

Filmmaking |  Editor 

FRAGIL

Music Clip | Faido, Switzerland.

Shainy Atakkaran shines and chants her way through Manuela Bernasconi's siren dance to Shemira Snout Mask. A company of women. The cascades of Faido.

Filmmaking & editing.

2017

Collaboration

SOLO BÊTES D' AMOUR

Dance solo performance | In French.

Fribourg, Vevey, Lausanne, Lugano, Locarno, Switzerland.

Collaboration with choreographer and dancer Manuela Bernasconi, a place between life and death.

Writting & Collaboration through Snout Masks.

2017

Videomaker |  Editor 

IL MASCHERAIO AND HIS MASKS

Short Film | In French.

Fribourg, Switzerland.

Andrea Cavarra makes and performs his masks of Commedia dell' Arte at the Keller Poche theatre in Fribourg, invited by Saavy Renard.

Camera & post-production.

2017

Videomaker |  Editor 

BESTIOLES AT NOUVEAU MUSEE BIENNE 

Short Dance Film | Bienne, Switzerland.

Manuela Bernasconi and Sarah Avelini dance a duo amongst gigantic photographies Microsculputre by Levon Biss.

Captured and seen through the lens these two dancers offer three musical moments for the opening of the show. 

Camera & post-production.

2017

Filmmaker |  Editor 

REVERSION

Microclip | In Italian.

Gothard, Switzerland.

As one passes through from Canton Uri to Canton Ticino. 

a proposal edited to OSSIGENO MUSIC.

2017

Writer |  Director

DRIVE IN

Dance & Radio Performance | In Italian.

Bellinzona, Switzerland.

At the lowest level underneath the Autosilo del Sole, Drive In, La Bambola, sparks a rush.

With Radio Production by Alan Alpenfelt, Original Music by the Ocilloscope, Audio Mixing and Recording by Marco Viale, and an ensamble of people to crunch tin to dust. An experience, and concept, by Manuela Bernasconi, Francesca Sproccati. They too choreographed and performed, to lighting design by Ariel Salati.

Writer & Director, in strict collaboration with choreographic work.

2016

Writer |  Director

OPEN LAND

Mid-length Film (38') | In English, Italian (subtitled).

Lugano, Switzerland.

There is the crust. There is the rust, shine glittering chrome. There is scratching onto paper. There is shogun streets. And dance. And a love story, kisses to make it real. A line of thought.

Music by Luca Congedo. Paolo Brandi engineers. 

Photography to Ariel Salati.

With Mathias Britos, Anita Faconti, Camilla Parini.

Choreography & Dance Manuela Bernasconi and Francesca Sproccati.

Written, Directed and Cut by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2016

Live Video Performance |  Narrator

ROOM 306

Film Performance | In Italian (subtitled), English.

Lugano, Switzerland.

Just a year before the grounds of Open Land, and only a week after finishing production, Room 306 was presented at Piazza Manzoni, adjacent to the Municipality of Lugano. It was a live performance: real-time VJ editing to live music by Luca Congedo and danced by Francesca Sproccati and Manuela Bernasconi.

Live video editing and narration.

2015

Writer | Director | Editor

IL SOGNO

Short Film (10') | In Italian (subtitle)

Capriasca, Switzerland.

The forest. A woman’s body. Two children wander and frolic. An abandoned shack. A promise long forgotten. A race into the labyrinth of memory.

Written, Directed and Edited by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2015

Writer | Performer

MISS UNDERSTANDING

Dance and Narration to Music | In Italian

Lugano, Switzerland.

Ambiguity frames a game of mirrors, Francesca Sproccati and Manuela Bernasconi's choreographic line sensually shimmers in the dark neon lit WKND night club. Luca Congedo wrings out a live music and sound. 

Written and structured to choreographic line & Performed by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2014

Writer | Director | Performer

CARNAL

Theatre, Dance, Live Caligraphy and Music | In Italian, Spanish.

Lugano, Switzerland.

Foundational piece for Carnal Creative Universe, work process involved about 30 artists, musicians, technicians, and a community of collaborators. This three act piece (Video only Act 2), took the audience through a love - death story into the depth of their own selves.

Written, Directed and Performed by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2013

Director 

SPEIRSUOTIO

Solo Dance Performance | In Italian.

Lugano, Switzerland.

Set in a small Sicilian town, Mirandola visit's her grandmother's attic to an astonishing find: a long forgotten love story.

First collaboration with choreographer and dancer Manuela Bernasconi, with live percussion by Gregorio Trappani and Rocco Schira on the violin.

Directed by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

2012

Shelved

THE NAME OF A THING

Multimedia Documentary & Art project | In English.

Adelaide, Australia.

Collaborative artistic & multimedia project creatively looks into the value of language as an instrument of cultural reappropriation, cohesion and identity.

A cultural and creative exchange through the lens of two life long artist friends. 

Written by Jacob Logos & Felix Bachmann Quadros.

Articles:

What is the Name of a Thing?

A Note of Introduction

Recognition

A stone in place

On Development

Possible Narrative Structures

GAMBLING TIME

Feature Film | In French, Italian, German. Switzerland.

Follow Calogero (25), a games’ addicted player, as he finds his skill can set him on a winning spree, emptying new skill slot machines in less than an hour and taking on the road through Switzerland, pushing through the boundaries of a stale life and into that of self - discovery.

Based on true life events, this film has been in development and writing for several years, and is currently stalled.

Development dossier, treatment and notes available.

Written, Directed by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

ROGUE

Short Film Tryptich & V.R. experience | In French, Spanish, English. Fribourg, Switzerland.

Three short fiction films (Stella, Restraint, Eight) 12 minutes each, compose as a triptych of interrelated stories that find resolution and convergence through a Virtual Reality experience (15 minutes).

Development dossier, screenplays, and notes available. 

Written, Directed by Felix Bachmann Quadros.

Articles:

The Project

Conceptual Analysis

Definitions: Binding

Definitions: Token

Definitions: Transitory

Other work

ASSOCIATIONS

Through Masnàda Associazione established in Ticino to an international scope in 2009, and towards the newly established XOCOLAT in Fribourg, conceptual work on collaboration and the life of an artwork.

SNOUT MASK

A tool for writing.
Detail analysis on the origin of the Snout Mask. Its conception, collaboration, current status and further development into Mask System for dance choreography and character monologue.

JOURNALS

Historical research material is carefully arranged into several magazines towards digital publishing.
This section includes work done for the creative universes, the fount of ideas and concept expansion. 

About

Felix Bachmann Quadros works in the creation, conception, development and production of artistic works for theatre, film and other media. His work becomes manifest in language, narrative association, movement, to generate personal cut and collaborative work. To a large extent his creative conception is ingrained in the use of masks, from the artisanal to the conceptual.

Currently based in Fribourg, Switzerland, Felix is treasurer and co-founder of Xocolat, association for the mobility of creativity. He is working on the development for "Liminal", dance, music, calligraphic and visual performance. The piece will open at Nuthonie theatre, Fribourg, autumn 2021. 

hostartist.network promoted and conceived by Felix's work at Xocolat, supported by InnoSuisse, research collaboration with HumanTech, Fribourg. ha.n is a web instrument and mobile app with the aim of generating new artist to audience dynamics and production alternatives

 

Felix has worked for several years on Virtual Reality galleries in collaboration with Ruse Laboratories (California). His work with the medium has found traction through Healing Museum, guided immersions, immersive stories for hospitals (currently in use in the U.S.A.), workshops for schools, and research practice under the title of Virtual Immersion Performances. 
 

During 2019 Felix completed eight part series sequences, written, directed and edited, that exhibits the work done by Fribourgoise marionette and theatre company Guignol à roulettes and fellow artists, the span of which covers two decades of archive material, from 1980 to 2003. This work has been presented in the Bibliotèque cantonale et universitaire de Fribourg.

Previously, Felix has been involved in the creation of Tu Joues?, a dance performance and creative encounter that toured Switzerland during spring 2018. He has worked in La Orientala, Uruguay, for a new mise en scene and kickoff for the ¡LAZARO! creative universe (theatre, music, multidisciplinary collaborative work), to be taken to a theatre, journalistic and audiovisual itinerant project. 

 

He is also constructing workshops for theatre and dance through the use of Snout Masks, and has recently finished The Snout Mask Film exhibiting in depth the making of and concept behind this novel instrument for writing through movement. 

 

During 2017 work focus was placed on writing and development of short film and VR triptych ROGUE inspired in Fribourg's basse ville, and has developed of a full length documentary, THE NAME OF A THING, focusing on the recovery of cultural and territorial identity of the Kaurna (first nation) in south Australia through their spoken language.

 

He has also written several development scenarios and treatments for feature film, GAMBLING TIME, (now on hold) inspired in true events that occurred in Fribourg during the summer of 2005, tackling the subject of game addiction and echoing our everyday handling of celular phones and screens today.

 

Felix works actively through the audiovisual for the development of his work. He is a graduate from the London International School of Performing Arts (today arthaus.berlin) (2007) to opened a full spectrum of experience through traditional dramatic territories such as Commedia dell’ Arte, the chorus, tragedy, buffon, clown, and the use of the mask in general.

 

He works for over a decade in the development of creative universes as a means and form of creative collaboration. The limits of the different art disciplines become permeable to life and, beyond them, create works of art that contain vital dynamics to the surrounding reality.

He has written novels, short stories, films, theatre plays, and poetry. 

Felix Bachmann Quadros / 

quadros@gmail.com

+41 79 360 6579