Exhibition «nor here nor there» Old Crematorium / Cemetery Forum Zürich

Organizer: Cemetery Forum
Duration: May 26 – July 15, 2021 The exhibition can be viewed from the outside every day from 10:00 – 22:00.
Exhibition open with presence of the artist: Every Tuesday from 18:00 – 20:00
Location: Sihlfeld Cemetery, Old Crematorium Sihlfeld D, Zurich

In the series of works «nor here nor there» imagined images of dying and disappearing, as well as different subtexts such as decay, pain, physical derailment and spirituality were explored and transferred into video performances. Large cloths painted with thermochromic colors were worked with the body. Through body heat, the color of the cloths became transparent, his imprint visible. The result was a time-based, performative painting captured on film.

The exploration of themes of disappearance, leaving traces, and metamorphosis characterize the artistic examination of the artist Eva Wandeler’s own body. Her works address body images and manifestations of social appearances in a performative way – using sculptural and cinematic means – and were continued in the research project «Sterbesettings».

The exhibited works were realized in the context of the research project «Sterbesettings – Eine interdisziplinäre Perspektive 2020-2023», where I am currently artist in residence. The project extends the four perspectives of language, design, religion and care through a free artistic approach that focuses on visual worlds of dying. The SNF research project is a cooperation between the Bern University of Applied Sciences (Bern University of the Arts and Dept. of Health) and the Zurich University of the Arts. Partner in practice is the Center for Palliative Care, Stadtspital Waid and Triemli.