SONG FOR THE BANISHED

SONG FOR THE BANISHED consists of a video and two performances. The project is dedicated to three wild animal populations that were on the verge of being shot by state authorities: The nutria in the west, the brown bear in the east and the black swan in the center of Switzerland. Ramona Welti performs in every part the song «The Rose» accompanied by three flag-wavers with animal masks. In the video she is also accompanied by the synchronized swimmers of the Limmatnixen of Zurich and performs on a raft in the middle of an indoor swimming-pool.

Song for the Banished, Sequence, Zurich, 2009

 

Performance, Shedhalle, Zurich, 2009

 

Performance, Shedhalle, Zurich, 2009

 

Performance, Shedhalle, Zurich, 2009

 

Performance, Helmhaus, Zurich, 2009

 

Performance, Helmhaus, Zurich, 2009

 

Performance, Helmhaus, Zurich, 2009

 

Installation view, Helmhaus, Zurich, 2009