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Manifesta raft could be moored off Pfäffikon

The huge wooden floating construction currently moored of Mythenquai, which residents and visitors to the city can hardly miss, may find a new role moored off the lake shore near Pfäffikon in the canton of Schwyz once the European Biennial Festival of Contemporary Art finishes using it in the middle of September.
According to an article in the Tages-Anzeiger newspaper published earlier this week, the 20 x 30 metre, 170-tonne construction could be moved to the Freienbach area as “an optical and cultural highlight” by a newly founded association called Punta Lago (PL), and, what is more, for a period of five years. Indeed, the official gazette of the canton of Schwyz has confirmed this.
The president of the PL association is Alois Christen, a former head of the cantonal government of Schwyz and a member of the FDP party.
The Zurichsee-Zeitung newspaper disclosed that, at present, it was not known from where financial support for it would come and that a definitive budget for the project had not yet been worked out.
Not that the PL association is the only party interested in this striking 600-square-metre construction; the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) is also looking at the possibility of showing films on it, as its spokesman Beat Glur confirmed. Only on Thursday 8 September will it be known if this is the case or not.
As the European Biennial Festival of Contemporary Art comes to an end on Sunday 18 September, the ZFF starts on Thursday 22 September. If no permission is given for further use for the construction, it will have to be dismantled.     

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