Biel Switzerland Urban Space
Saturday 17 May 2014, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Fixed route through Biel, with fast walking and stops, with naked grouping close to each other ("Nacktknäuel"), installation of performative actions, slow walking, if possible slow crossing of the main transit route through Biel. Police autorization expected. Context: jolimai festival Biel Switzerland. The Artwalk with Nude Accents will be accompagnied by video. After 6 p.m. performance in the Gallery "Alte Krone".
You want to participate? Contact: Thomas Zollinger, firstname.lastname@example.org
NAKED ART WALK
Zurich Turbinenplatz 08/09/2012, 15.20h-16.00h
Performance of a 40 minute Naked Walking (max 1m/min) in this large and generous public square in Zürich. With 9 women, 13 men. An independent project in the context of artandthecity, an allusion to the "Limmat Art Walk"(Hamish Fulton) with its 170 clothed slow walkers along the river Limmat.
Zürich Rathausbrücke 07/06/2013, 17.45h-18.25h
Slow Walking of 14 naked people close to each eather alternately to free walking. A further study concerning the relation between naked people and passersby flow in urban space and everyday life.
NAKED PERFORMANCE STUDIES
Zurich Rathausbrücke 30/08/2013, 17.45h-18.25h
An open situation with passers-by on a central public area, with 20 people 25 to 80 years old
17.45h-18.00h, positioned over the whole square, only standing
18.15h-18.03h, compact group
18.03h-18.15h, spread out over the whole square, individual positions and actions
18.15h-18.18h, compact group
18.18h-18.25h slow walking over the whole square
All performances were police authorised.
Concept / Direction Thomas Zollinger, Camera Y
I photographed Adrian Louise in the summer of 2010. I had met her at a party, although she did some modelling anyway. I picked her up in the city and we went out to her NJ apartment. Adrian had a unique look: fair skin, short hair, lots of tattoos and piercings. She was a sweet kid though. She wore a red striped dress, kind of like a sexy nurse. In contrast to her looks, she told me she was "delicate" and "portelain." I thought she meant porcelain, but it seems "portelain" is a fragile type of china, so perhaps she was correct. This is the beginning of the shoot where we break open the champagne, and got her naked in her messy but colorful bedroom. When asked about how she liked her boobs, she gave a sweet, honest answer. I like the candid chat, smiles, laughter, and red striped dress, which eventually came off. Part two of this shoot was in a bright porch, part three was outside eating ice cream, and part four was smoking pot and talking poetically about life. Mostly naked. ~Andrew