Raphael Perret is an interdicsiplinary artist based in Zürich, Switzerland. His work lays a focus on the hidden beauty and absurdity of everyday artifacts. Starting from a dreamlike “what if…“ state of mind, his work transforms well known objects or situations and gives them a new cultural value and meaning. Apart from that, he is interested in the transitions between physical and virtual reality, in such a way, that closed circuit situations may emerge.

He enjoys collaborating with other artists as well as working solo. Numerous interactive installations and objects have been created in the last few years. Currently his work is being shown at the DADA Museum, Zürich and, in collaboration with Max Rheiner, at Gwangju Biennial, Korea. He has been awarded the Swiss Federal Design Prize and received a federal grant from Sitemapping Media Projects.

Raphael studied New Media at the University of Applied Sciences, Basel and received a Postgraduate Degree in Scenography at the Zürich University of the Arts.

During his Swing Space residency, Raphael is working on the project Sirens of New York, a siren concert performed by firefighters, police officers, paramedics and a singer.

Sirens of New York is supported by Swiss Institute Cotemporary Art, New York.

Image credit: courtesy of the artist