ICONS

THE ICONS OF EGGERSCHLATTER are four paintings of egg tempera on wood showing the four figures that repeatedly showed up in the performances and videos of eggerschlatter.

The cow and the bunny, 2011

 

The bear and the gorilla, 2011

ONE SPIRIT

ONE SPIRIT consists of two performances and was shown as a video installation. The first performance is a ritual intended for the fertility and the spreading of the wolves in Switzerland. It is conceived in collaboration with a Shaman and performed with a group of interested people. During the ritual a body of a deer is consecrated and in the end fed to a pack of wolves. The second performance is a ritual held in the alps of Switzerland. The ritual is celebrating the skull of the dear in order to distribute the message to all the wolves in the world.

One Spirit Ritual, Oxyd Winterthur, 2010

 

One Spirit Ritual, Oxyd Winterthur, 2010

 

Videostill, feeding of the deer, 2010

 

Videostill, Alp Rischuna, 2010

 

Videostill, Alp Rischuna, 2010

 

Videostill, Alp Rischuna, 2010

 

Installation view, Museum Bärengasse, Zurich, 2010

Die Missbilligung der Scheisse ist metaphysischer Natur

DIE MISSBILLIGUNG DER SCHEISSE IST METAPHYSISCHER NATUR [The Disapproval of Shit Is of a Metaphysical Nature] is a public guided tour and celebration in the sewer system of Zurich. The participants are led through the sewer system by an expert. At a certain point of the journey the group holds a ceremony with a speech, singing and a distribution of flowers to the stream of feces. During the ceremony a label with the inscription «In unseren Herzen» [«In our Hearts»] is mounted on the walls of the sewer system. The label still remains there.

Bus to the sewer system, 2010

 

Entry to the sewer system, 2010

 

Ceremony, 2010

 

Label «In unseren Herzen (In Our Hearts)», 2010

INMITTEN DES PRINZIPS

INMITTEN DES PRINZIPS [In the Midst of the Principle] is a video installation about the principle of rhizome. On different levels the work is exploring the dynamics of rampant but organized structures. Marcel von Arx is singing rhizomatic tunes accompanied by Dina Wild on the accordion. Four performers with animal masks are hammering a pack of cardboard-wolves on the ground observed by a snowy owl. In the end a greenhouse is being demolished by fireworks.

Inmitten des Prinzips, Sequence, Zurich, 2009

 

Exhibition view, Stadtgalerie Bern, 2009

 

Exhibition view, Stadtgalerie Bern, 2009

 

Videostill, snowy owl and animal performers, 2009

 

Videostill, snowy owl and wolves, 2009

 

Videostill, firework, 2009

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

VERBUND

DER VERBUND [The Coalition] is a video installation about a loose coalition of humans and nonhuman animals in a cardboard landscape. Half of the video is shot in the exhibition space of the EWZ Zurich where the installation was shown. The other part is shot with trained animals in Germany. In the video the song «Maybe This Time» is performed by Marcel von Arx accompanied by Dina Wild on the accordion and Gregor Mägerle on the drum while Sibylle Rashad is roller-skating around them.

Der Verbund, Sequence, Zurich, 2009

 

Videostill, band with Sibylle Rashad, 2009

 

Videostill, weasel, 2009

 

Videostill, animals, 2009

 

Videostill, band, 2009

 

Videostill, animals, 2009

 

Installation view, Plattform, EWZ Zurich, 2009

WHILE YOU SAILED YOUR GREAT SHIP TOWARDS THE MORNING

WHILE YOU SAILED YOUR GREAT SHIP TOWARDS THE MORNING is a four channel video installation. The installation was part of the degree show of the University of the Arts Zurich. It shows on four wooden boards different camera angles on a herd of cows. The herd entered the exhibition hall previous to the exhibition. The visitors of the show are therefore co-located with the calmly wandering herd of cows they are seeing on screen.

While You Sailed Your Great Ship Towards the Morning, sequence, 2008

 

Installation view, depot station, Zurich, 2008

 

Installation view, depot station, Zurich, 2008

Neuer Wind

NEUER WIND [New Wind] is a performance with the ZKB women choir and a brass band formation of the «Stadtmusik Kloten» conducted by Marcel von Arx. The musicians are performing the song «Neuer Wind» [«New Wind»] while different people holding big cardboard clouds are popping up in the surrounding streets and buildings. In the end a swarm of white doves is set free to carry the message of the song out into the world.

Performance sequence, Kunsthof Zurich, 2008

 

Performance view, Kunsthof Zurich, choir, 2008

 

Performance view, Kunsthof Zurich, cloud-holders, 2008

 

Performance view, Kunsthof Zurich, choir, 2008

 

Performance view, Kunsthof Zurich, cloud-holder, 2008

 

Performance view, Kunsthof Zurich, Sabine Schlatter and Benjamin Egger, 2008