Text, Print & Spoken Word

Things that got printed and bound to a book or words spoken in front of an audience.

Painting with Live Colours

Sujit, Baba-ji, Pawan Kumar Dubey.

An article for Swiss Future 1/2021 about the art practice of Sujit Mallik, member of the Delhi based art group WALA.

Art has the potential to point to the future through experimenting and struggling with the contemporary by opposing it defiantly. While the art market has become internationally commercialised, artists regain their autonomy by breaking free of restricting formats—working on the human scale in reality—where their practice touches upon questions of ethics and aesthetics in different forms, society is driven forward and alternative infrastructures are frequently created. The Indian art scene is no exception, immersed as it is in a sub-continent with such a multitude of cultures, religions, languages, and phases of modernising converging. Moving into the 21st century, the question of how infrastructure is organised will become a defining factor of the future in India and artists may have a say in precisely that.

Download the PDF of the article.

The cleaned space

Gardening on the roof top. Paribartana Mohanty and Sujit Mallik.

Cooking performance with organic vegetables from saag-wala.

Sujit at his farm in Loni.

Visiting the fields.

Sujit, Baba-ji and Pawan Kumar Dubey visiting farmers in Loni.

A crop sample.

Checking seeds.

Pumpkins in the field.


Field plan on canvas.

AMRO 2020 — online

Don’t miss AMRO 2020 — wherever you are in the world.
20 – 23 May 2020
live on https://dorftv.at
My workshop is on Thursday 21.5. at 16h

Missed the fabulous festival? Have a look at the playlist on dorf.tv

Streamt besser! – Von Shusha Niederberger

Zwei lesenswerte Texte (1, 2) von Shusha Niederberger zum Streaming während des Lockdowns.


SAR2020 in Bergen — Canceled

Unfortunately, the SAR2020 conference in Bergen titled ‘Crisis Collective’ fell victim to the Corona crisis. I was very excited to go there, present my work and interact.

I completely understand and support the decision and am nevertheless curious about what form the alternative to the conference format may take. Part of the good that can come out in this crisis is that we are forced to develop new formats of exchange and the unthinkable is all of a sudden possible. Or in other words, the Corona crisis is the best advertising for the Degrowth movement. If in human perception, it is easier to react to the immediate threat (Corona), what can we learn from that for the long term threats (climate and eco collapse)?


Refaire le Monde – Book Presentation

Presentation of the publication documenting the three part exhibition series at Helmhaus Zurich in 2018.  In which I had the pleasure to participate in the first part, Refaire le Monde * POSITION.

Thursday, 12. Dezember 2019, 18.30 Uhr
Helmhaus, Limmatquai 31, 8001 Zürich
Diaphenes Verlag



Media Arts in Switzerland

I have the pleasure to be included in the following publication:
Medienkunst in der Schweiz / Media Arts in Switzerland
Pioniere, Bastler, Provokateure / Pioneers, Tinkerers, Provocateurs

April 2018, 108 Seiten, 51 meist farbige Abbildungen, Klappenbroschur, 16,5 x 23 cm, Deutsch/Englisch
ISBN 978-3-85616-867-4
Christoph Merian Verlag

Dominik Landwehr

What’s Next? Eco Materialism & Contemporary Art

A publication by Linda Weintraub, in which my work is featured.
Get it from University of Chicago Press or  Big A

By paying tribute to matter, materiality, and materialization, the examples of contemporary art assembled in What’s Next? Eco Materialism and Contemporary Art challenge the social, cultural and ethical norms that prevailed in the twentieth century. This significant frontier of contemporary culture is identified as Eco Materialism because it affirms the emergent philosophy of Neo Materialism and attends to the pragmatic urgency of environmentalism.

In this highly original book, Linda Weintraub surveys the work of 40 international artists who present materiality as a strategy to convert society’s environmental neglect into responsible stewardship. These bold art initiatives, enriched by their associations with philosophy, ecology and cultural critique, bear the hallmark of a significant new art movement. This accessible text, written for students and a wider readership, is augmented with interactive opportunities that actuate eco material attitudes and behaviours. They invite readers to engage in this timely arena of contemporary art.

Bozzetto 07

Recycling Yantra is featured in Bozzetto #7 Gift

Book presentation “Machines of Desire”

Workshop, Book Presentation, Talks
Sat 13. Dez 2014, 14 – 21h
Helmhaus Zürich, Limmatquai 31, 8001 Zürich
A day in collaboration with Digital Brainstorm, Migros Kulturprozent and Helmhaus Zürich

Workshop  14:00 – 17:30 for kids and teens
tinker xmas presents with electronic waste

Machines of Desire Book Presentation 17:00
Edited by Raphael Perret
With contributions from Ravi Agarwal, Simon Berkler, Isabella Bozsa, Bharati Chaturvedi, Madhu Khanna, Olaf Knellessen, Frank J. Korom, Daniel Morgenthaler, Francis Müller, Raphael Rogenmoser.
212 pages, German and English, Hardcover, Amsel Verlag Zürich
Design: Claudia Wildermuth
price at the presentation CHF 42.–,  specialedition CHF 98.–

Talks and discussion 18:00
With Ravi Agarwal, artist and environmentalist, Delhi;
Dr. Christian Berndt, professor of economic geography at the University of Zurich;
Dr. Phil. Olaf Knellessen, psychoanalyst, Zurich.
The following discussion is moderated by Daniel Morgenthaler (Helmhaus Zürich)
and Raphael Rogenmoser (Migros-Kulturprozent).


Machines of Desire 1 Machines of Desire 2

A Book about Desire

My book project is ready for crowd funding on we make it. Thank you very much for your support!