Social Disorder and a World Turned Upside Down

SOCIAL DISORDER AND A WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN is a performance shown in Zurich, Kiew and Warsaw. The concept is conceived in collaboration with Sabine Schlatter. The participants are encouraged to drag a dragging-horse in a carriage through the city.

Teatr Powszechny, Warsaw, 2014

 

Performance view, Referendum on withdrawal from the human race, Teatr Powszechny, Warsaw, 2014

 

Performance view, Referendum on withdrawal from the human race, Closer, Kiew, 2014

 

Performance view, ich tier! (du mensch) – du tier! (ich mensch), Perla Mode, Dienstgebäude, Zurich, 2010

THE VOID OF TARZAN

THE VOID OF TARZAN is an installation in the public space of Sinope in Turkey. Lines of a poem are installed at different spots of the town referring to the Sinopian Tarzan Kemal, who died in 2004. He was a prepetual wanderer in underpants, playing the drum, taking care of plants and animals and fighting against the slaughtering of lambs and the littering in the city.

Installation view, «Adam is Tarzan – Tarzan eats Adam», Sinop Biennial, Clusters and Crystals: Observing at Point Zero, Sinope, 2014

 

Installation view, «The void is a scandal», Sinop Biennial, Clusters and Crystals: Observing at Point Zero, Sinope, 2014

 

Exhibition view with the sculpture of Tarzan Kemal by Eşref Borş, Sinop Biennial, Clusters and Crystals: Observing at Point Zero, Sinope, 2014

STOKES

STOKES is a theatrical performance about the qualities of amateurism. It shows the vulnerability and devotion of amateurish expressions and stages the beauty of imperfection. The concept of the performance is a collaboration with Danique Wiesli. The performers are Bettina Gerber, Nathalie Lötscher, Nina Batschelet, Anna Heusler, Thomas Egger, Dina Wild, Benjamin Egger, Ellipsis (Felix Eggmann und Esther Kempf), Emilie Heinimann, Geraldine Breuleux, Jasmin Wiesli, Jonti Warris, Emma Murray and Joël von Burg.

Performance view, Theatre of the Arts, Zurich, 2013

 

Performance view, Ellipsis (Felix Eggmann and Esther Kempf), Theatre of the Arts, Zurich, 2013

 

Performance view, Theatre of the Arts, Zurich, 2013

 

Performance view, Nathalie Lötscher and Bettina Gerber, Theater of the Arts, Zurich, 2013

 

All of the performers, Zurich, 2013

 

Installation view, National Centre for Performing Arts, Peking, 2016

SWAN SONG

The performance SWAN SONG shows Benjamin Egger as an amateur ballet dancer. During the performance Benjamin Egger stages a personal and vulnerable action: He confronts the audience with his will to dance the rehearsed ballet-choreography properly and the imperfection of its execution due to his physical limitations.

Performance view, NEXTSTEP IPA Platform for young Performance Artists, Mixer, Istanbul, 2013

Performance view, On the Playground, Kunsthof, Zürich, 2013

FORCED TRAUMA

FORCED TRAUMA is a video installation dealing with a basic contradiction of human existence. Through spoken quotes of pop-songs the three performers Geraldine Breuleux, Nathalie Lötscher and Bettina Gerber paraphrase the consequences of a world that is assumed to be a single entity, but is actually completely fragmented and suspended in time.

Forced Trauma, Sequence, 2012

 

Video Still, 2012

 

Video Still, 2012

 

Installation view, Creative Assemblages – When aesthetics meet the economy or what do they have in Common?, Siemens Sanat, Istanbul, 2013

 

Installation view, Kunstverein Zurich, 2012

SPECTRAL RESOLUTION

SPECTRAL RESOLUTION consists of two performances and a tablet with 10 written guidelines. During the first performance the public drives with a tourist train through the city of Lausanne. The ten guidelines, sung by Alicia Vargas in the saeta-style, are played through the loudspeaker of the train. In the second performance Alicia Vargas sings the guidelines live, accompanied by a group of amateur oriental dancers.

Installation view, Mit Seife und Gabeln, Substitut Berlin, 2012

 

Performance view, Kunstraum Kreuzlingen, 2011

 

Performance view, Kunstraum Kreuzlingen, 2011

 

Performance view, Les Urbaines, Lausanne, 2011

OH DIVINE

OH DIVINE is an installation consisting of a shrine in a public forest. The shrine is a wooden construction covered with toilet tiles and marked outside with a pink stencil of the movie icon Divine. Inside the shrine a watermelon is slowly rotting throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Installation view, Art en Plein Air Môtiers, 2011

 

Installation view, Art en Plein Air Môtiers, 2011

SHABBAT

SHABBAT is an exhibition project exploring the boundaries between human, nonhuman animal and monster. In a combination of found footage, newly developed works and re-interpretations of pop-cultural statements by Benjamin Egger, the exhibition focuses on the use of signs for establishing boundaries between species.

Exhibition view, Hello, Binz39 foundation, Zurich, 2011

 

Mama Monster, 2011

 

Exhibition view, I love you, Binz39 foundation, Zurich, 2011

 

Exhibition view, Bravo Bene, Binz39 foundation, Zurich, 2011