In his new performance, The Way I Are, premiering at KUNSTVEREIN GARTENHAUS, artist Luca Büchler works with dance and the various aspect of passive and active participation derived from cruising. Büchler uses cruising – the practice of witnessing and encountering potential partners in an everyday life context – to question movement. Exploring the physical through set corporal language, the body and his movements become (in)visible through the alternation of light and shadow. Using repetition to play with the multiple representations of identities the work flirts with an alternating fantasy, suspended between fact and fiction.
Performance by Luca Büchler
Sound by Paul Ebhart
With the support of KUNSTVEREIN GARTENHAUS, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich (CH) and BEARS IN THE PARK / RESIDENCY PROGRAMM.
Special thanks to Lewon Heublein, Magdalena Forster, Camilla Schielin, Raphael Haider, Eva Sommer, Jessica Comis and the team of KUNSTVEREIN GARTENHAUS for the help in the process.
- Luca Büchler
Luca Büchler (b. in Zurich, CH) lives and works between Vienna and Zurich. His artistic practice spans from performance, installation to sculpture and revolves around the body and its entanglement with norms, social structures and power. Recent exhibitions of his work and performances include: Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, sic! elephanthouse, Luzern, Laurenz Space, Vienna, TOPIC Space, Geneva and Toxi, Zürich. Büchler is co-curating Perrrformat and Co-Editor-in-Chief at PW-Magazine.