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On October 15th, 2014 a delegation from the Changchun International Sculpture Park visited Ralfonso in Geneva, Switzerland.

After a very informative guided tour through the famous Patek Philippe Watch Museum, everybody enjoyed a cold drink and a fun "kinetic" dinner together.





On the 10th of September 2014 the 8.5m (28ft) with base EX STRATA #3 was unveiled at the NHL University in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

EX STRATA is an Interactive Light and Sound Sculpture, globally accessible via Webcam, Internet, Smartphone APPs - inaugurated at the merger of NHL & STENTON Universities in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands

– see and interact with the sculpture at:



In October 2009 the interactive Light and Sound sculpture EX STRATA #1 (4m / 12ft) was unveiled at the "Homo Ludens" exhibition in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

Ralfonso worked for over 3 years with the students and teachers of the following technical Universities/Schools: Hanze Hogeschool Groningen, Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden, TechnologieCentrum Noord-Nederland in conjunction with the BrainCenter of Philips, as well with the technical companies listed on the webpage in order to make this interactive Light and Sound sculpture a reality in 2009.
EX-STRATA; an art object of 4 meters tall you can communicate with!

The EX-STRATA sculpture is equipped with led-lighting and speakers. In response to SMS-messages and activation of the distance sensors by visitors, the sculpture produces light and sound patterns. Through a webcam, the EX-STRATA can be viewed and via the SMS function it can be manipulated from all over the world.

EX STRATA #2 – was installed for the 100 year anniversary of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China LEDs, Internet, Webcam, Computer, Cellular Telephone-SMS, Stainless Steel  5m or 16,5 feet tall


The 15th China Changchun International Sculpture Symposium

After the careful reviewing and selection by nationally well-known sculptors, Changchun citizens and the officials of Changchun government, the final results of the 15th China ChangchunSculpture symposium have come out. All together 15 sculptors from 14 countries are selected to come to Changchun to realize their selected proposals from July 22th to September 4th, 2014.

The name list of the selected sculptors ae as following:

1.Argentina    Norberto ProsperoSUELDO

2.Belarus      Aliaksandr Falei

3.Belarus      Maxim Piatrul

4.Bulgaria     Todor Karamanov

5.Cuba        Carlos Rafael Velázquez Darias

6.USA        HUDSON, Jon Barlow

7.Switzerland  Ralfonso Gschwend

8.Serbia       Miodrag Peric

9.Ukraine     Lyudmyla Mysko

10.Spain      Nando Alvarez

11.Armenia    Hayk Tokmajyan


13.India      Gurjinder

14.Chile      SIMON JIMENEZ

15.Korea     Kim Jaegak 


Ralfonso's kinetic wind sculpture "Magic Tree" in the beautiful Sculpture Park of Wuhu, China, was featured in the April 22nd 2014 CODA (Collaboration of Design & Art) article about Earth Day.


To read the entire article, and see the other 6 large scale projects featured:

To learn more about MAGIC TREE and the Fairytale behind it:


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Ralfonso, the international artist and designer of large kinetic, light and interactive sculptures dedicates a new sculpture design called FEMININA to the "The Global Girls and Women Project".

From the website: "The Global Learning Series"

"The Global Learning Series" is proudly in its 9th season!

Throughout the years, our educational stories have continued to honor, educate, encourage and empower women everywhere of all ages. We would like our global fans and viewers to celebrate with us, the launching of The Global Girls and Women Project to recognize and celebrate the girls and women of our world…stories of promise, hope and encouragement. - See more at:

For more information about this project, please contact:

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