investigation at the Palais des Nations

Quartier général Nyon

theater bus trip to the Palais des Nations
UN guided tour
the Assembly Hall
UNKNOWN SPACES lecture performance


Research, Residency and Project Presentation

UN headquarters GENEVA / far° festival NYON, 2016

After having presented their artistic research UNKNOWN SPACES at the UN headquarters in Vienna, Nairobi, and New York City, Janina Janke and Maurice de Martin finally come to a full circle with their last stop at the „Palais des Nations“ in Geneva. 

From June 6th-10th 2016, the UKS-team visited the United Nations Office at Geneva and interacted with its staff members in more than 15 one-hour interviews. The findings of this fourth and final research-phase will be presented together with the outcomes of the investigations in and around the three other UN headquarters at the FAR°-Festival Nyon as well as directly on-site at UNOG.

During their one week festival-residency in August 2016 (Aug 11-17), you can visit the artists at “Nyon-headquarters”. Two guided tours through the UNOG compound (Aug 11 & 12) combined with a lecture performance at the Assembly Hall, a documentary exhibition, a movie night, and a participative workshop invite the audience to temporarily dive into an intriguing world between artistic research, political theater, and participatory artwork.

Espace (UN)connu @ United Nations Office at Geneva

Quartier général Nyon @ FAR°-Festival Nyon

Concept & realization : Janina Janke and Maurice de Martin
With the participation of UNOG staff members and inhabitants of Geneva and Nyon.
In collaboration with United Nations Offices at Geneva
Coproduction : far° Nyon
With the generous support of the Permanent Mission of Switzerland at the United Nations Offices at Geneva and other international organisations in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of Germany at the United Nations Offices at Geneva and other international organisations in Geneva, and MIGROS Kulturprozent.