INTERVENING ZEMO NIKOZI

INTERVENING ZEMO NIKOZI is an installation in the public space of the Georgian village of Zemo Nikozi. During the period of political elections, posters are attached on the fences of the properties. On the posters there are pictures of different domesticated animals of Zemo Nikozi as if they are watching the passers-by.

Installation view, Zemo Nikozi, Giorgia, 2016

 

Installation view, Zemo Nikozi, Giorgia, 2016

Jenseits der Differenz

«JENSEITS DER DIFFERENZ» [Beyond Difference] is published on the website P-ART-ICIPATE.NET and is a written conversation between Marcel Bleuler and Benjamin Egger about collaborations with amateurs and nonhuman animals.

STOKES, theatrical performance with amateurs, Theatre of the Arts, Zurich, 2013

DISPLAYING HUMANS

DISPLAYING HUMANS is a curatorial project realized at CORNER COLLEGE in Zurich. The exhibition emerges from questions about the concept of the human body in relation to the cultural construction of the nonhuman animal and its body. The exhibition shows artistic works as well as found-footage material of amateurs. The audience could also take part in the workshop «How to Act Like an Animal» by Rachel Mayeri, a cricket-concert through structure-borne sound waves by Séverine Urwyler and a lecture about the collaboration with plants by Trevor Yeung.

Workshop, How to Act Like an Animal, Rachel Mayeri, Zürich, 2015

 

Exhibition view, LadyLila12, Wie tanzt man richtig in der Disco?, Corner College, Zurich, 2015

 

Exhibition view, Corner College, Zurich, 2015

 

Exhibition view, Mike The Intern, What my dog does when I leave., Corner College, Zurich, 2015

 

Performance INTOPIA, Séverine Urwyler, Corner College, Zurich, 2015

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

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