PlayandVision, wishes to contribute to social change with projects that explore and promote happiness in togetherness. Under the motto “From “I” to “we” ” we are challenged to find the answer to the ancient question “what makes our lives happy?”
People together, of any age or nationality, interacting, having fun, connecting through creativity. Our purpose is, to filter / enlarge the Ego of each of us in a cheerful creative WE. In order for this to happen, we believe diversity and multiculturalism are necessary conditions.
What can we do to feel connected with others and nature, to be willing to share and exchange, to not be afraid, to train kindness and openness, to have more of what triggers good thoughts?
With playandvision we hope to find the answers together.
Evita Galanou born in Athens 1965 and Thomas Wollenberger born in Zürich 1961, live and work in both cities as visual artists. Evita studied Painting in the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy and Thomas Photography and Theater in California and New York. They have been working as video-designers for the stage, since 1998, for various theater and opera productions in Europe, such as "Isnt Nits Nite" Schauspielhaus Zürich, "Rheingold" Bayreuther Festspiele, "Tosca" Bregenzer Festspiele, to name a few, and have directed the visual concert "Eusi chlii Stadt", in Zurich.
As founders of PLAYANDVISION they are mainly interested in concepts that promote collective happiness and satisfaction, a necessity for a peaceful and prosperous society.
Simon Ho (Hostettler) is a Swiss composer and pianist. Writes compositions and concepts for dance, performance, film and art projects, performed in Switzerland, New York, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Brazil. Lives and works in Bern and Brussels.
World premieres of contemporary and classical music at the International Music Festival Lucerne, at the Centro para la Difusion de la Musica Contemporanea in Madrid, New York, Berlin, Mexico, Buenos Aires, Havana, Amsterdam and Switzerland.
Ho is a guest composer at the Deutsches Theater Berlin, the Staatstheater Stuttgart, the Stadttheater Bern, the Theater Luzern, the Schauspielhaus Zürich, the Theater Pokolenjy in St.Petersburg and numerous independent dance and theater groups in Switzerland, Germany and Austria with over 100 productions at home and abroad.
As composer and arranger he worked on 15 CD productions for Tzadik New York, his solo albums "Simon Ho", Ho-Orchestra, I Salonisti (Sony Classic), Züri West, Shelley Hirsch and others.
Won various music prizes.
Vera Zefki born in 1967, currently lives and works in Athens, as a freelance architect. She has studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens. Since 1992, Vera has been designing and remodelling houses as well as shops, workspaces, furniture, objects, clothing, stage sets and costumes. Her personal approach to Design is focused on re-defining the correlation between Habitation / Co-Habitation and the Human Body.
Remo, is a trained Polymechanic from Zurich. His interests include design, 3D printing and Pingpong. His skills are Spatial Imagination, Logical Reasoning, and Problem solving. He is currently developing a Thinkpong Table Prototype.