nor here nor there – videoperformances by Eva Wandeler
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.
Duration of the exhibition: Friday 12 March – Sunday 2 May 2021Opening hours: Due to the Covid measures, access to the Stadtspital Waid is unfortunately currently restricted. Therefore, visiting the exhibition for external persons is currently only possible to a limited number of people. Unfortunately, only relatives of patients and people with an appointment for an examination 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 “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.
A COOPERATION OF THE BERNE UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES [BFH] AND THE ZURICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS [ZHDK]
The project is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation.