10 seconds

Art, Screening, Residencies, Online

Online screening and written conversation
24/7 on our website
‘I venerd√¨ pomeriggio’ series

Art, Screening, Residencies

Online screening and written conversation
24/7 on our website
‘I venerd√¨ pomeriggio’ series

I venerdì pomeriggio
I venerdì pomeriggio at Istituto Svizzero are dedicated to our residents. It is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the projects they are working on during this year’s residency.

The event is curated by Hayahisa Tomiyasu (Fellow Roma Calling 2020/2021), who presents new works from his residency in Rome, available on our website.

 10 seconds is a new video that combines two works produced in two different locations: Zurich and Rome. A double screen shows photos of numbers taken by Hayahisa Tomiyasu in public spaces of the two cities. The numbers go from 10 to 1 as to remind a countdown.
The video is accompanied by the transcription of a conversation between Hayahisa Tomiyasu and art historian Dr. Gabrielle Schaad, providing an overview of his current work and practice.
Read here the German version.
Read here the English version.


Hayahisa Tomiyasu (1982, Kanagawa, Japan) studied photography at Tokyo Polytechnic University (BA) and at Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (Meistersch√ľler). He worked at the Z√ľrcher Hochschule der K√ľnste as¬†assistant¬†and his works have been shown around the world.
Find out more about Hayahisa Tomiyasu’s project, read his latest contribution on the blog of Istituto Svizzero on the website of the Swiss daily newspaper Le Temps.

Gabrielle Schaad¬†is a Postdoc at the Chair of the Theory and History of Architecture, Art, and Design at TU Munich¬†and since 2017 Research Associate at the Department of Fine Arts, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). She studied¬†art and architectural history at the University of Zurich, EPHE/Sorbonne Paris, Sophia University Tokyo, and holds a¬†PhD from ETH Zurich. Her research interests include concepts of space and the body in transcultural art and design¬†since the 1960s and the spatialization of power and gender relations. She is the author of numerous essays focussing on¬†the intersections of critical spatial practices in between art and architecture; co-editor of Archithese reader: Critical¬†Positions in Search of Postmodernity, 1971‚Äď1976 (Zurich: Triest, 2021 forthcoming); and author of the monograph¬†Shizuko Yoshikawa (Zurich: Lars M√ľller Publishers, 2019).