Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong landed on a celestial body that no human had ever been before: the man in the moon became reality. On 18th October 2019, we will send the Bundeshaus to the moon. Or the moon to the Bundeshaus.
This year, Rendez-vous Bundesplatz will take the Swiss parliament building to other dimensions for the ninth time. In celebration of an event that intrigued glued around 600 million people to their televisions sets on July 20th and 21st 1969. They watched live as the first human stepped foot on the moon. It was his left foot, if you’re wondering.
In order to realise FIRST STEP, the producer and organiser Brigitte Roux of Starlight Events hired the light art collective Lichttapete from Vienna.
Lichttapete create multimedia productions that virtually transform facades. Using projections, they tell enchanting stories on the walls of buildings that transport viewers far away.
Over the past few years, Lichttapete has lit up internationally renowned buildings with specially produced 3D projection shows. Images and moving objects are projected precisely onto facades or objects. Their work has been feature on the Zurich Opera House, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and the Hofburg Innsbruck, among others.
And now the facade of the Bundeshaus is set to become the stage for a spectacular audio-visual show. This much can be revealed: “First Step” is a story of the first steps. From the early visions of the universe to the astronauts’ preparations and the first human moon landing. They also touch on Swiss technologies, which have contributed significantly to the success of the Apollo missions.
Closely accompanied by musical inspirations, we accompany the astronauts on their way to the moon, experiencing weightlessness and their thoughts far away from the earth.
Rendez-vous Bundesplatz wishes you a Happy Landing.
Starlight Events GmbH
Producer and organizer Rendez-vous Bundesplatz