Woken by the sound of construction work and rain – although fortunately not too early. the fact that a guy dressed in full industrial waterproofs feels he needs an umbrella as well should give some clue as to how hard it was raining.
And great fun it was too. The first exhibition we visited was by a guy called Markus Raetz, who does a wonderful line in objects that shape shift as you move around them. Here’s an example – the object on the right is being reflected in the mirror on the left – how you visualise this eludes me.
On the same floor, but next door there was a minimalist living room with a couple of genuine Sol LeWitts
Also showing on that floor was an exhibition of Europunk – when I got to it it was playing Don’t Dictate, by Penetration – a song I have at home on 10” black vinyl. Can’t imagine what all those rebellious punks would think of the idea of their work being considered art – interesting irony.
A floor down there was a large collection of Cosima von Bonin works, including this somewhat odd Missy Misdemeanour, the Vomiting Chick. The rocket appears to be a separate piece.
Back to reality – oh! There goes gravity – as someone once said. Geneva was a centre of the European reformation movement and commemorates this with an enormous wall with carvings of reformation worthies. Here it is in drizzle:
And to end a fairly odd collection of spectacles, here's the longest park bench in the world.
After all this excitement/craziness a lie down would have been in order, but as you can see - it was a bit damp.