Here you can rent, watch and study the integral video-documentation of all performances in a chronological way, totally 4hours 24 minutes: vimeo.com/ondemand/bodyandfreedom2 .
Officially authorized the 2nd Body and Freedom Festival in Zurich offered a worldwide unique platform for experimental art work with the naked body in urban space exploring social friction. It created for performers as well as for passers-by and visitors unfamiliar situations undermining common behaviour patterns and public policy.
18 artists from European Countries and Hongkong were invited to perform with the naked body, in interaction with the pedestrian circulation and the city environment. The exposure and the vulnerability of the naked body, its strength and charisma, was brought into focus through the interplay between civilized urbanity and raw nature. Through its immediate presence in urban space the artists were utilizing and interpreting public space as a platform for interaction and statement.
The festival was completed by an evening program with Naked Talks, a platform for critical reflection on social, cultural and historical perspectives, art critic feedbacks, replies and statements.
23/08/2018 first festival day: Katharina Vogel, Orinta Pranaityte, Mischa Badasyan, Alina Kopytsa, Sebastian Liljedahl, Mollner/Wagner, Ernestyna Orlowska, Fabienne Gallina Baron / Maria Regula Merz, Julischka Stengele, Kamil Guenatri, Lenka Klodova, Anja Plonka, Manuel Vason, Nacktpassagen, Kirsche Juli Sunshine, Video: Christoph Burkhard
24/08/2018 second festival day: Lenka Klodova, Monique Yim, Mollner/Wagner, Marina Barsy Janer x Isil Sol Vil, Katharina Vogel, De. B. Dubois, Benjamin Sebastian, Mischa Badasyan, (Nacktpassagen), Video: Christoph Burkhard
25/08/2018 third festival day: Yann Marussich, (Anja Plonka), Fabienne Gallina Baron / Maria Regula Merz, Orinta Pranaityte, Sebastian Liljedahl, Ernestyna Orlowska, Monique Yim, Camera: Elisabeth Schär
Curator: Thomas Zollinger, Artist
Naked Talks: Beatrice Schumacher, Historian