Program 2018

No 04 Giona Bierens de Haan

Switzerland (1987)


In 1986, car builder and collector Jay Ohrberg designed the longest limousine in the world. A symbol of excess, the car dubbed American Dream measured more than 30 metres in length with 26 wheels, two engines, a jacuzzi, a bedroom with a king-size waterbed, a swimming-pool with a diving board and even a heliport. In his design for the Festival’s official bar, architect and artist, Giona Bierens de Haan, offers a reinterpretation of this extravagant vehicle made out of wood and designed to provide comfortable seats. This very long installation welcomes visitors on the Grande Place, which is both one of the largest squares in Europe and the city’s largest car park.

Produced by Images Vevey
Original scenography by Images Vevey in association with the artist