SANGuinic spleen, 2018
Lack auf Holzschuhen, Polyesterstrumpfhose, Metallkette, Satinhandschuhe, Seidenschleife, Nagel

Dimensionen variabel

“[…]Loners, Emos (emotional hardcore rockers), and cultural misfits are exemplified by the figure of the Waggis, a character that figures in the yearly Carnival of Basel. In this carnival, the Waggis is excluded from the community and this is played out as a parody of social relations and groupthink. The Waggis occupies the paradoxical position of being a misfit within a group of outsiders. The subjective identity produced by the group and those excluded from the group throws up questions related to libidinal investment, the taboos on which power relations are constructed and the violence that is exacted on, and by, those outside of the norm.”

(extracted from wicked games’ press release by Thomas Butler)

Dokumentation zur Ausstellung wicked games



Cauldron, 2019
Bienenwachs, Erde, Zweige, Holz, Textil, Glass, Styropor
70 x 70 x 90 cm

"(...)The cauldron viewed from the side is contamination in its most essential representation -for the elixir and its power depends on this very alchemy, to fuse, to cast as one. The work evokes the time Wirz spent working at one of Brazils largest waste management facilities. The lining of large excavations with a thick sheet of plastic and the dumping of waste to be left behind for millennia to come- the constipation of the earth, undigested to-be-shit is mimicked by the styrofoam lined humus."

(extracted from "Terra Quente"'s exhibition text by Alice Boudreau)

Terra Quente 
24.01.2019 - 25.02.2019  
opening 24 January, 6 - 9 pm
at LongTang (Hagenholzstrasse 106), 8050 Zurich 
open Mo - Fr, 10am to 2pm and by appointment