Exhibition «nor here nor there» City Hospital Waid Zurich

On 12 March, the exhibition “nor here nor there – video performances by Eva Wandeler” will open at the Stadtspital Waid.

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.

Exhibition location: Waid City Hospital, lounge at the Centre for Palliative Care, Ward B1, Tièchestrasse 99, 8037 Zurich.

Duration of the exhibition: Friday 12 March – Sunday 2 May 2021

Opening hours: Due to the Covid measures, access to the Stadtspital Waid is unfortunately currently restricted. Therefore, the visit of the exhibition for external persons is currently only possible to a limited extent. Unfortunately, only relatives of patients and people with an examination appointment have access. But as soon as the situation eases, the opening hours of the exhibition will be communicated again.

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 complements the four perspectives of language, design, religion and care with a free artistic approach focusing 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.



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