The farº festival in Nyon, Switzerland, which runs from 17 until 25 August, opens and closes with projects supported by Pro Helvetia, in the framework of the programme COINCIDENCIA. far° invited the Santiago-based artists collective Mil M2 for a creative residency in 2017, resulting not only in the presentation of the work «Horizon» on the surface of the Lake Geneva, but also the start of an artistic collaborative process with Adina Secretan, associated artist of the festival. This process was further developed in a residency in NAVE (Santiago, Chile) in May 2018, and a collaborative work called «Hoy por Hoy, 10 ejercicios sobre independencia» is presented from 22 to 25 August at farº.
The Rio de Janeiro-based collective OPAVIVARÁ! has been on a residency in Nyon this summer, and will present the work «Transnômades» created within the local context in Nyon during the far° festival from 17 till 21 August. Their presence is in turn conceived to be a possible starting point for subsequent artistic exchanges and, potentially, new artistic collaborations with selected Swiss artists.