Exhibition at Festival «Hello, Death!»

«Hello, Death!» is the first interdisciplinary cultural festival on death in Switzerland. It invites you to say hello to death with more than 50 events. The festival will take place from May 25 to 30, 2021, at various locations in Zurich as well as digitally, on the worldwide web. Here you can find all information about the festival.

In connection with the festival, the series of works “nor here nor there” will be exhibited in the old Kreamtorium of the Fiedhof Sihlfeld from May 26 – 30, 2021 in cooperation with the Friedhofsforum.

Location of exhibition: Cemetery Forum, Sihlfeld Cemetery, Old Crematorium
Duration of the exhibition: Wednesday 26 May – Sunday 30 May 2021
Opening hours: The exhibition can be viewed from the outside throughout the opening hours of the cemetery.

Exhibition open with the presence of the artist:
Thursday 27.5. from 17:00-19:00
Friday 28.5. from 17:00-19:00
Saturday 29.5. from 12:00-18:00
Sunday 30.5. from 14:00-18:00

Conversational tour: Saturday 29.5. at 15:00, duration approx. 60min.
As the number of seats is limited to 10 people due to the pandemic, please register here.
And here you will find all info about the exhibition.

The five-part series of works explores imagined pictures of dying and disappearing and different subtexts such as decay, pain, physical degeneration, spirituality or ideas of nature and transfers them into video performances. Large fabrics painted with thermochromic colours were physically worked by the body. Through the body heat, the colour of the cloths became transparent, his imprint visible and a time-based, performative painting emerged, which has been filmed. The ephemeral images show fragmented, partially deformed, constantly changing human vexed images, and depending on the point of view, new constellations and narrative connections open up between the individual video sequences shown on large monitors.

The exhibited works were realized in the context of the research project “Settings of Dying – an interdisciplinary perspective 2020–2023”, where I am currently guest artist in residence. The project complements the four perspectives language, design, religion and care with a free artistic approach that focuses on images of dying. The SNF research project is a collaboration between the Bern University of Applied Sciences (Bern University of the Arts and Dept. of Health) and the Zurich University of the Arts. The Partner in Practice is the Centre for Palliative Care, City Hospital Waid and Triemli.www.sterbesettings.ch


The project is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation.