In 1839 Sutter’s Fort was the capital of New Helvetia (New Switzerland). It also became the gate to California for all the pioneers. When one of his employees found gold at the Sutter’s Mill nine years later it was the beginning of the Gold Rush era in this state. People from all over the world came to his land in search for gold.
Today Sutter’s Fort is a monument in of the capital Sacramento and, as well as the Wiedmann Bible, part of the “Light Art Grand Tour USA”. The world-renowned Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter will travel all 50 states of the U.S. and put different monuments into spotlight that have played an important role in the country’s history. In a 2-hour performance the light artist and his team will transform buildings, landscapes, etc. into art sculptures by projecting up to 20 images onto the landmarks.
As No. 31 California entered the Union on 9th September 1850.
Monument: Sutter’s Fort
Date: October 25th
Time: 7:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Location: Sacramento – California- USA
More Info: www.grandtour-usa.ch
Tour Producer: Gerry Hofstetter, globally working Light Artist, event designer and film producer Hofstetter Marketing, Zumikon, Switzerland
Tour Co-Producer: Céline Hofstetter, Light Artist and daughter of Gerry Hofstetter. Light Art communication, event design, film productions. Hofstetter Inc., Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA
*Image: New Jersey Einstein Museum – Light Art Grand Tour 2017