13:28 min. / 16 mm Film / 1995 (HD Version 2011) / produced in USA. Japan, Brazil & Switzerland
UNKO celebrates the anarchic, worthless and bizarre. It takes place in a child's nightmare when repulsion and fascination are still combined. A burlesque “catalog” of man-made animals, intentionally lacking in logic and order. A form of visual nonsense poetry, comedy of errors, swaying between being hilarious, mesmeric and frightening.
4:04 min. / HD video / work in progress / produced in Switzerland, USA, Brazil, Japan, Canada, UK, France
Monthly photos taken during the last 40 years portraits four people. A relationship goes to pieces, a new one is made and a family gets started.
I (WHAT I ATE IN 38 YEARS)
9:59 min. (short version 3:30 min.) / HD video / produce in Switzerland
The artist has been recording everything he ate since 1975. Pairing his food intake with his portrait suggests that what he ate makes who he is. All the mayonnaise he ate in 38 years weights more than he does.
2 min. / 4K video / work in progress
Bodily fluids such as blood or mucus repulse and discomfort us in our most primal relation to the world. Behind the making of this disturbing work lies something more than a shallow desire to shock spectators and create controversy, it seeks to push further the boundaries of human psychology. After all, it’s one of the purposes of art to throw us out of our mental comfort zone.
DEFINITIONS OF ART
5:11 min. / 16 mm / 1985 / produced in Switzerland
Five characters emerge from snow globes to discourse on the definition of art.
A Swiss without any relation to art is speechless, a bodybuilder shows his
muscles and makes an attempt to explain art and a blind artist finally bursts out
laughing as she realizes that art only exists as a definition.