Concept & Production
ha.n brainstorming sessions are a series of online discussions unravelling the issues that the developing virtual landscape is projecting on the organisation of communities, complex social dynamics and the construction of value.
The exchange between the aspects of reality (physical, virtual, psychic), is speed generating new spaces of action. hostartist.network sessions are a critical examination of the opportunities at hand.
Creative committee & Production
THE INCIDENT 3
Performance led event & Symposium | Switzerland / Worldwide.
The incident is a performance-oriented symposium, that connects a multiplicity of locations, themes, and personalities through a common story: transcending human consciousness: the edge of what is possible and what is unimaginable: the mingling of truth with feeling, intimacy and cosmos, science, nature and art. Five main themes carry a multiplicity of visions: biosphere, psychedelics , virtual / tech / ai, extra-terrestrial, parapsychology.
The Incident 3 takes its roots from the phenomenal encounter held in 1995 in Fribourg’s Belluard fortress, Switzerland, within the frame of Belluard/ Bollwerk Festival. Major figures from the worlds of art and technology alongside researchers in unexplained phenomena, covered areas from parapsychology, ufology, dreams, and other subjects that concerned the exploration of human consciousness. Invitees included James Turrell, Terrence McKenna, Jacques Vallee, Urike Rosenbach, Roy Ascott, Michael Lindemann, Kathleen Rogers, Keiko Sei, Jeremy Narby, Kristine Stiles, Budd Hopkins, Marko Peljhan, Robert Fischer, H. R. Giger and Michael Heim.
Concept & Director
Digital instrument - available potential space that provides for creative social dynamics | Switzerland / Worldwide.
Status: launched beta version
hostartist.network transcends current market limits, definitions, forms and structures, to generate artistic creation dynamics and unique social relationships. Encounters are the key. ha.n is a referral based digital instrument that connects communities by establishing a direct relationship to a threefold intention possibility: travel, research, dialogue
Supported by InnoSuisse.
Research partner, HumanTech, Fribourg.
A xocolat.org action.
Writer | Director
Virtual Immersion Performance | Swizerland, International.
Status: Prototype production
REVES is an interactive and immersive VR 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.
Target audience, children and adolescent from 6 to 16 years of age, extended to all audiences.
REVES highlights the dialogue between cultures and the encounter between living art and immersive technologies and virtual reality.
Producer | Director
Presentations & talks | GATE, Fribourg, Switzerland.
Organised at GATE blueFACTORY, Aspects of reality gathered a local audience during 5 days, to the sharing of knowledge and artistic experimentations around REVES prototype, creation process led by Xocolat since 2019.
The themes of exploration of REVES allowed to gather around guests such as the French sinologist Cyrille Javary, on the occasion of the hybrid conference “Le souffle du pinceau”, and to meet the curator Rob La Frenais and his team, for a journey of recollection (according to the photographic archive of Eliane Laubscher) of “The Incident”, organized during the Belluard Bollwerk in 1995, about virtual reality, the limits of consciousness in art, the impact of technologies and U.F.O.
Calligrapher Inès Igelnick presented a performance of Chinese calligraphy and a public meeting, included in the programme thanks to the collaboration with Galerie Cathédrale.
Children and families were able to take part in the artistic dynamics of the meeting during the Chinese ink painting workshops led by the illustrator Frédérick Mansot.
The REVES prototype team shared their work, staging an immersive journey through layers of paper, text and audio-visual projections, following little Tang’s journey through ancient China, dreamlike reality, and the learning of ideograms.
Actor | Writer | co Director
360 mise en scene | Unlearning Center, Fribourg, Switzerland.
Having restaged ¡Lazaro! during 2020, this new circular open mise en scene works within a transportable dome.
The development of the ¡Lazaro! creative universe continues.
Production | Artistic Director
Performance Interactive Live Stream Festival | Fribourg, Switzerland.
40 performances, 12 days, 4 camera interpretation, interactive, dance, music, theatre, new circus, sound installations, performance, percussion, space sound, 1 on 1, movement classes, and more.
Concept | Director
Dance, performance, theatre & more
Fribourg, Ticino, Switzerland.
Over 30 artist from Fribourg and Ticino share their work through physical locations (GATE, Fribourg) and towards virtual online experiences with their audience, from 3.12.2020 to 14.12.2020.
TEATRO VIRTAL is a structure developed to generate personal online and interactive theatrical experiences.
Actor | Writer | Director
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):
Production | Artistic Co-director
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.
Concept & Implementation | Artist
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.
Story & Content | Director
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
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.
Writer | Director | Editor
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.
Writer | Director | Editor
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.
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.
Filmmaker | Editor
Short documentary clip | In Italian (subtitled), English.
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.
Writer | Conception
Dance performance, Mediation Project | In French.
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.
Videomaker | Editor
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.
Writer | Director
Dance & Radio Performance | In Italian.
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.
Writer | Director
Mid-length Film (38') | In English, Italian (subtitled).
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.
Live Video Performance | Narrator
Film Performance | In Italian (subtitled), English.
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.
Writer | Director | Editor
Short Film (10') | In Italian (subtitle)
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.
Writer | Performer
Dance and Narration to Music | In Italian
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.
Writer | Director | Performer
Theatre, Dance, Live Caligraphy and Music | In Italian, Spanish.
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.
Solo Dance Performance | In Italian.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 co-founder of Xocolat, association for the mobility of creativity, through which he channels a number of work dynamics.
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.
His work with the VR medium is rooted in a decade long research and implementation of circular narrative scenarios towards the audiovisual. Felix is working towards the construction of a full dome experience, at blueFACTORY, Fribourg, linked to HMD VR immersions towards performance. The sharing of an individual experience towards a collective one, is at the basis of REVES: a story that holds in its heart the encounter of ancient Chinese and occidental cosmovisions, dreams, memory, ideograms, calligraphy and illustrations.
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 produced 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 mobile 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.