PLAY-MOBILE, View from Andreaspark 1 onto Hunziker Areal, Zurich, 2011

PLAY-MOBILE, View from Hunziker Areal onto Andreapark 1, Zurich, 2011

PLAY-MOBILE, Documentation Time Capsule Burial, Hunziker Areal, Zurich, 2012

PLAY-MOBILE, Documentation Time Capsule Burial, Hunziker Areal, Zurich, 2012

PLAY-MOBILE, Documentation Time Capsule Burial, Hunziker Areal, Zurich, 2012

PLAY-MOBILE was a "Kunst und Bau" commission sponsored by the Baugenossenschaft “Mehr Als Wohnen”. Matesic's role in the commission was to approach the site of the Hunziker Areal in Zürich-Oerlikon and it’s surroundings in a participatory way. He immediately noticed the contrasting architecture and lifestyles. Did these neighbors ever cross paths or communicate with one another? During the project, he got to know residents from both communities. A dinner was organized so the neighbors could get to know one another. Sitting around the table, stories were shared about living in the neighborhood and the residents were surprised to finally see who lived next door.

As the Hunziker Areal was about to be transformed, Matesic decided it would be important to leave behind small traces of those who lived on the Areal over the past decade. The format chosen was a time capsule. He then buried the 24 kilogram (53 pound), lead time capsule, filled with content from the "Zirkus Chnopf" and "Insle Oerlike" communities, on June 16, 2012 at a depth of 1 meter (3.28 feet).

Zurich, Switzerland, 2011 - 2012