The Bombay Beach Biennale is an annual celebration for artists, creatives and supporters who invest their time and resources into the revitalization of Bombay Beach and raise awareness of the Salton Sea environmental crisis.
Urs August Steiner presents at the Swiss Pavilion at the Bombay Beach Biennale. The kinetic installation, S01E03 Refuelling, is part of his long-term project Non-Crystal. The work explores the paths of science fiction into science laboratories, driven by the desire for immortality. It displays human existence as a race, without accepting bodily limitations. Steiner’s work refers to cryonic projects in the Californian desert, where frozen bodies await their resurrection from cold dream states in a distant future.
The Swiss Pavilion is one of over 150 activations in 72 hours, including an academic conference, live music, performances, opera, ballet, film screenings, and multiple museum openings. Many of the art installations will become permanent fixtures within the town, which is being transformed through an ongoing infusion of artwork, creativity, and community engagement.
The project is supported by swissnex San Francisco and the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia. The installation can be viewed at Bombay Beach.