Vernissage Event: Vision & Sounds

Vernissage Event: Vision & Sounds

German premiere of a unique show!
On the eve of Art Basel, on 14th June 2011 and to celebrate the opening of our art exhibition, “caratart Episode 1”, in the carathotel Basel, we will be staging a unique event with a fascinating installation.

Event timetable

  • from 8.30 pm: admission. Entry is free.
  • 8.45 pm: opening address by Klaus Eberhardt, Mayor of Weil am Rhein
  • 9.00 pm: preview of the art exhibition. Individual tours by visitors to the event are possible throughout the entire evening.
  • 9.45 pm: speech by Tonio Passlick, head of the Office for Culture.
  • Followed by: German premiere of the “Sweet Dreams” video mapping installation on the façade of the carathotel Basel / Weil am Rhein
  • 11.30 pm: event ends

“Sweet Dreams” Video Mapping Installation

The approx. 250 square metre façade (8 metres wide and 32 metres high) above the entrance to the carathotel Basel / Weil am Rhein will be used as the backdrop for a uniquely beautiful video installation using 3D video mapping. The creative brains behind this exciting event with its impressive light and music installation are the members of the Junifrost team.
About Junifrost:
The Junifrost team is brimming over with artistic creativity.  It consists firstly of Esterina Zarrillo. Among other things she is responsible for the design and development of props and art direction for films, videos, advertising and events. And she is also directing our installation.
Working alongside Esterina in the Junifrost team is Roland Olbeter. Olbeter’s works are characterised by a technical sophistication that is unmatched in the theatre and visual arts. In 1992, for example, he played a leading role in creating the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games in Barcelona. The creative team is completed by Bombolo, a much-travelled artist, who has dedicated himself to producing wonderful sculptures and paintings.

International Art Exhibition in the Hotel

High potentials and internationally renowned artists will exhibit their work over the 10 floors of the hotel. More detailed information on the “caratart Episode 1” exhibition can be found here >>


1000 complementary drinks await visitors to this unique event!
Over and above this, there is little prospect of guests going hungry or thirsty, as the following are also all on site:

  • Desperados
  • Bitburger
  • Red Bull
  • Catering

The bar of the carathotel Basel will be a VIP area for visitors from political, business and media circles. Our partner in the VIP area is the “Castell Miquell” vineyard (


From 8.30 pm music will be provided by a DJ. From around 10 pm the video installation will take over the musical background for this event.