Heart Basel 17′ is the first big festival for Beyond X.  With the motto “Experiment|Experience|Express”, it promotes creative processes to the interweaving of science, technology and art.

The festival offers artists from different genres the opportunity to break the boundaries of their own subject experimentally and create unknown as well as surprising approaches. The main focus of the first festival edition is the heart.

The British artist and scientist Dr. Permi Jhooti is responsible for the initiation and organisation of the festival.



The Beyond X Festival, HeartBasel’17, would not be possible without the financial commitment of the Gebert Rüf Foundation. The association’s board and the HeartBasel team thank you very much for this generous support.


Our thanks also go to the following patrons:

SwissLos Fonds, Basel Stadt

Basler Kantonalbank

Bürgergemeinde der Stadt Basel


Dr Permi Jhooti – Technical Director & Project Lead
Jorge Garcia Perez –
Artistic Director

Güvengül Köz Brown – Head of Communications
Suzanne Rouden –
Communications Consultant
Rolf Probala – Consultant
Dirk Koy
– Animations | Design Consultant
Eva Luzia Recher – Branding | Logos | Design

Danielle Bürgin – Media
Gioia Egloff – Social Media
Jannik Roth – Social Media

Philip Kannicht – Sound Engineer
Fabio Mansini – Sensor Design
Christian Degen – Stage
Lukas Wiedmer – Lights
Mike Stengle – Electronics Consultant
Max Zachrisson – Video
Dominik Asche – Video / Photography
Tanja Haas – MRI Lead

Stephanie Nemeth Parker – Support Team
James Bailey – Support Team