The Hotel Walther in Pontresina (Switzerland) has commissioned us to create a site specific light installation for the bar in celebration of its 110th anniversary. ‘Splendurir’ (translation: shining, pouring light) is made of 77 hanging lights in the form of buckets and milk canisters. This installation forms part of the redesign of the common spaces of the Hotel Walther by Zurich-based designer Virginia Maissen.
Rolf’s ‘Altro Canto‘ set design, which was originally designed for the Les Ballets de Monte Carlo in 2006, forms part of the ‘Maillot/Millepied’ performance at the Staatsballett Berlin. It is named after the two choreographers whose works are being staged: Jean-Christophe Maillot, until recently the Artistic Director of the Paris Opera Ballet, and Benjamin Millepied.
For Rolf, the ‘Altro Canto’ set design was an exercise in minimalism, where a purist aesthetic ensured any decorative or extraneous elements were pared back to offer a poetic and powerful design. In ever new constellations more than one hundred candles ‘float’ above the stage and illuminate the otherwise empty space, using a subtle choreography of natural flickering light to capture the moments between light and darkness.
Tickets are still available for performances in November 2017 and June 2018
There is a nice article on Rolf’s Altro Canto set design in Die Welt.