Festival Belluard Bollwerk International




Opening into the night

A nocturnal stroll to the stars 

“Early humans did not think of the sun as a star because they did not have powerful enough binoculars to see things. They thought that the sun was perhaps a god, a one-off, that nothing else like it existed; like us early humans also tried to understand things. Today, though, we know that the sun is like the stars and there are billions of them.” Alain Badiou, The Finite and the Infinite 

Lying in the dark, sitting around a fire, gazing at the stars, revelling in the pleasures of the finite world and pondering about time, space and the improbable existence of humans on this tiny blue planet floating somewhere in the universe. Following on from the success of their Ballet Automobile in 2015, the Zurich collective mercimax returns to Fribourg to stage a unique nocturnal experience with the help of experts and artists.

all weathers

sturdy footwear and weather-appropriate clothing recommended

180 min
in French and German
Belluard Bollwerk
  • Fri 30.6. 22:30 - Sat 1.7. 01:30
  • 15 CHF



Idea and realisation  Karin Arnold, Jessica Huber With Julien Basler, Caroline Dorn, Meril Wubslin, Rana Bassil, Jérôme Berbier, Geneviève Liaudat Background research Rudy Decelière, Stefan Ineichen, Laurent Kropf

Produced with support from the Canton of Fribourg Cultural Promotion Fund and Migros Cultural Percentage, co-funder of the call for projects Art in unexpected places

Presentation supported by Pro Helvetia

© Nelly Rodriguez