As the world looks for a beam of light to shine through times of darkness, Switzerland takes this conception quite literally and lights up Europe’s most famous mountain in Zermatt. The slopes of Matterhorn have become the backdrop for light artist Gerry Hofstetter as he illuminates the skyline with messages of positivity.
Two weeks back, colourful projections were splashed on the Swiss Alps in a series of images with the mission of spreading hope and solidarity to the world. Since 24 March, the majestic 14,690 ft. mountain has seen textual messages and hashtags such as #Hope to lift spirits, #StayHome to encourage social distancing, and #AllOfUs to reinforce solidarity followed by the national flags of several countries stricken by COVID-19 such as Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Japan and most recently USA.
Every night from sunset until 11:00PM (GMT+2), Hofstetter displays a light show that celebrates those on the frontlines while providing those that are doing their part — by staying at home — a form of entertainment. For those of us that aren’t within proximity to view the art first-hand, we can catch the show through the official website of Matterhorn, Zermatt.