|Swiss Miss: A Gathering
Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich, Switzerland
On the day of the opening, dressed as Swiss Miss, I stage a performance in the gallery. Covered with green carpet and green fabrics, the space resembles a luscious pasture with a giant bell tower soaring in its center. In this lovely setting the painful transformation from a delightful and proper singing and dancing Swiss Maiden to her inner, very erratic and threateningly awkward worm-like being takes place. It is in this transformed state that she gives life to all the sculptural pieces through an exhausting process of unveiling. After every character has been revealed, sculptures, reminiscent to reflections of my own suppressed spontaneous aspects and after a few of the previously collected confessions have been called out; when everything is out in the open, the worm creature crawls into the tower ringing the bell to announce and celebrate the moment of liberation. At peace now with all her aspects, the worm returns to its shed former skin, devours it and exits the scene to finally reappear dressed again as Swiss Miss, peacefully socialized, to greet the audience.