Social platform for the mobility of creativity and mediation project | Switzerland / Worldwide.
Status: Beta Stage financing / site development.
hostartist.network (HAN) 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.
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.
Virtual Immersion Performance | Swizerland, International.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Physical theatre and music performance | In Spanish, Italian.
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.
Articles (in Spanish):
Multimedia Documentary & Art project | In English.
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.
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.
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).
Written, Directed by Felix Bachmann Quadros.
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.