Launching over the weekend of February 1-3, 2019, Elevation 1049: Frequencies will feature ‘Mirage Gstaad’, a new outdoor site specific sculpture by Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken that will remain on view in Gstaad, for the first time, over the course of two years, reflecting and interacting with the mountain landscape over the changing seasons. Frequencies will convene for the opening weekend a diverse group of international visual and performing artists from multiple generations and backgrounds who will present a dense program of live performances in various indoor and outdoor locations in and around Gstaad.
Participating artists are: Nina Beier, Suzanne Ciani, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Zhana Ivanova, Marie Karlberg, Liz Magic Laser, Cori Kresge and Hanna Novak, Isabel Lewis, Naama Tsabar and Marianne Vitale.
Time and space are the measure of all landscape and the idea of frequency carries that measure within its dual meanings. Frequency is both the rate at which something occurs or is repeated over a given period of time or in a given sample, and also, the rate at which a vibration occurs that constitutes a wave, either in a material (as in sound waves), or in an electromagnetic field (as in radio waves and light), usually measured per second. The third edition of Elevation 1049 invokes both of these ideas.