Marianne Iten Thürig "destroying" the poster Salome II of the artist Denys Shantar
For the project „furchtlos“ I investigate the fear of death and face the question of how to encounter it: How can I leave in peace?
As an artist I give myself into the tension between primal fear and peace. The kind of deep peace that I have seen in the faces of family members whom I had the privilege to accompany during their last days. How can we cultivate deep peace already in our active life?
1. The question initially leads me to personal experiences with peaceful atmospheres, as well as to people and places where peace is encouraged. I seek personal encounters and invite participating in the project. I ask for text contributions and face prints.
2. My material is silk, in panels of 59 inches width and up to 157 inches length. The theme is initiated by means of ritual techniques, and as an element of design I use face prints. I adapt techniques from glass painting, silk painting, fabric print, also using appliqué and lace.
3. In progress are 10-13 focus themes:
From “agreement” via “feel yourself”
up to “friendship with death".
30 April – 29 October 2017 Exhibition of the silk works in the cloister of Crematory Nordheim, Zürich
Opening Ritual with open singing, conducted by
Susanna Mäder, College for Rituals, www.musik-rituale.ch
Performance directed by Steve Clorfeine www.steveclorfeine.com The ensemble, consisting of his long term students and professional dancers, prior will develop in a workshop with Steve Clorfeine the play for the exhibition. The performance takes place in the inner courtyard of the crematory.
Marianne Iten Thürig: Concept, works, organization www.silksoul.ch www.farbreise.ch
Counsel and Supervision
Christoph Zihlmann: Organization, administration www.christophzihlmann.com
Andy Thürig: Organization, sponsoring
Pictures Beatrice Sackmann www.flowfly.ch
Käferholz Street 101, 8046 Zurich
Organization: Rolf Steinmann,
Director Burial Office Zürich
Open Drumming with the group Pacha Mama, directed by Livia Sauter, Drum Chief Lebenstanz. www.singenumdietrommel.ch
furchtlos / fearless - in German / English, Fr. 25.- / piece
Fr. 0.50 / Stück
Fr. 0.50 / Stück