Almusibli Panorama, November 2020

Almusibli Panorama, November 2020
Amadeus Vogelsang, Lara Dâmaso, Elisa Gleize

Curated by Mohamed Almusibli

Each month, the Swiss curator Mohamed Almusibli presents a selection of digital works recently produced by Swiss artists, or artists living and working in Switzerland, in the Works section on the 5th floor, our digital extension. This one-year program aims at drawing a panorama of the territories and forms emerging from the Swiss art scene in all its diversity.

Program presented with the support of Pro Helvetia

 

Amadeus Vogelsang
Onlyfans
2020
Onlyfans is a conversation on subjectivity, between the performing self and the perceiving self, both conscious and subconscious. Every truth that is revealed through a lens is surrounded by a passe-partout of still undiscovered truths.

Arriving on the top floor the protagonist looks at three different doors. Unable to decide which way to go s·he starts lusting after a tiny little worm(hole).

Amadeus Vogelsang, born in 1995 in Zurich, is a dreamlander living and working in Zurich and Berlin. Recent performances were presented at Another Map to Nevada, Berlin (with Robin Brass) and at Paris Internationale. Sculptural works have been shown at Video Inn, Berlin, Dynamo, Zurich (with Azur Sabic), Der Tank, Basel and No Conformism, Lausanne.

 

Lara Dâmaso
to be e mortal
2020

to be e mortal assembles video recordings of Lara Dâmaso, sometimes accompanied, dancing in her apartment and performing for the camera. Through games of superimposition, transparency and fading, bodies, movements and inner spaces intermingle, linking different temporalities within which perception and self-awareness vary and dialogue. In mathematics, the number “e” is irrational and transcendental.

Lara Dâmaso, born in 1996, lives and works in Zurich. After several years of intensive training in ballet and contemporary dance, she studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig in the art and media section and at the Zurich University of the Arts, ZHDK, where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her artistic practice varies between performances, videos, appearances as a performer for various artists, and DJ-sets.

 

Music: Happy Rhodes
Tracks: Many Nights, To Be E. Mortal
Dancers: Raffaela Boss, Nina Dâmaso, Lara Dâmaso

 

Elisa Gleize
Rodentia
2019

Elisa Gleize’s aunt is 60 years old, she is starting a process of heterocephalic cell injection, this animal has the longest life span and immunity to all cancers. In front of the camera, she demonstrates a very specific ritual to maintain her body, waiting for a potential change… Rodentia reveals fantasies and fears of the worn-out female body, driven by the beauty industry and scientific promises. The film is based on a documentary format before shifting to fiction, where the director also assumes a role in front of the camera.

Elisa Gleize is a Swiss artist born in 1995. She first trained as a graphic designer before graduating in Visual Arts from HEAD – Genève with a focus on info-fiction in 2019. , Elisa recently completed a DESS in Arts, Creation and Technology at the University of Montreal and continues her practice.

Her mediums are writing, installation, video and the appropriation of virtual platforms and video games. The body, biotechnological concepts, the future of human and animal identity as well as its representation in the cybernetic sphere are her main themes. More recently, she has been working on “cyber-sexualities” as well as on subjects of psycho-social issues with her camera or computer. Last but not least, Elisa articulates her subjects through info-fictional narratives that propose a future tinged with current issues, against a sensitive and sometimes sarcastic backdrop of singular characters.