Fragmentin is a Swiss-based art practice experimenting with technology.
By exploring the limit between digital and tangible, our artistic projects question the impact of technologies on our everyday life, in particular, their vocation to anticipate and control it. In this context, some of our Art pieces propose to embrace serendipity as an antidote to control.
Our artworks have been exhibited internationally in places such as:
- The Mirage Festival (Lyon)
- The HEK (Basel)
- The Design Museum (London)
- The Mapping Festival (Geneva)
- Locarno film Festival
- Oi futuro Ipanema (Rio de Janeiro)
- The ZKM (Karlsruhe)
- The Swiss National Museum (Zurich)
- Artlab EPFL (Lausanne).
The studio was originally founded in 2014 by Laura Perrenoud, Marc Dubois and Simon de Diesbach (who left the studio in 2017). The studio has now been joined by our friend David Colombini. We all met at ECAL where we studied in the Media & Interaction Design program.
In 2015, we won the COLLIDE (Arts at CERN) residency in Geneva, which allowed us to create a project and conduct researches at CERN.
Early 2018, after a two-phase competition organised by Prohelvetia, our artistic proposal: “Artificial Arcadia: measured and adjustable(?) landscapes” – developed together with Kosmos architects – has been chosen to represent Switzerland at the 14th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Art and Space, June 2019.
In June 2018, we were awarded the Pax Art Award at HeK during Art Basel. This prize honours and promotes Swiss Artists whose works involve digital media technologies or reflect their impact. In this context, the Pax Art Foundation made the acquisition of our artwork “The Weather Followers”.