Zurich-based architectural firm Theo Hotz Partner commissioned Swiss artist Roman Signer to create a showpiece for a corporate event held in the autumn of 2016. The location was the construction site for the new Police and Justice Centre in Zurich, the latest building project for the architects. The result was an artistic creation entitled “MOMENT-MONUMENT” – a thrilling spectacle involving extensive use of explosives.
Statement of the jury
In this performance piece, two bicycles were propelled toward each other on a funicular, along the length of a construction site, by large rockets – resulting in an amazingly loud collision. Despite its seeming pointlessness, the event was great fun that brought the construction site into social networks, enabling it to become a matter of debate and discussion.