Pascal Schwaighofer plays with metaphors, legends and analogies, forcing together apparently unrelated histories, politics, and aesthetics. His recent works dwell on the ontology of the Animal and its Western iconography, and on the molecular biology of genetics, tracking the parallels between gene manipulation and film editing. He graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan in 2003 and is currently writing a doctoral dissertation on the politico-philosophical implications of the swarm, network and multitude, iconically embedded in the “honeybee metaphor”. Recent lecture-performances include La classe sterile, with Christian Marazzi, at Museo Vincenzo Vela. In January 2016 was released Tulipmania, a publication based on a dialogue between Jan Verwoert and himself as an extension of a multi-part work called Economimesis.
2017 / 201710 / Symposium
What’s Wrong with Performance Art?
Camille Aleña, Madeleine Amsler, Donatella Bernardi, Linda Cassens Stoian, Delphine Chapuis Schmitz, Voin de Voin, Mo Diener, Heike Fiedler, Gilles Furtwängler, Lia García, San Keller, Elise Lammer, Milenko Lazic, Valerian Maly, Federica Martini, Angela Marzullo, Lou Masduraud, Muda Mathis, Irene Müller, Sibylle Omlin, Denis Pernet, Guillaume Pilet, Nathalie Rebholz, Chris Regn, Dorothea Rust, Andrea Saemann, Pascal Schwaighofer, Dorothea Schürch, Bernadett Settele, Dimitrina Sevova, Axelle Stiefel, Kamen Stoyanov, Katharina Swoboda