About

Flurina Casty works across the media of spoken-word performance, installation, video and painting. In her process-oriented practice she is concerned with the connection between experience, memory, history and meaning. She's greatly inspired by the tradition of storytelling and the way meaning is created. She accepts the limits of subjectivity and understands her body as a medium, as a filter, as a frame, as the shutter of her cognitive lens. The constant interaction between perception and reality, interests her.
Flurina Casty directs her attention to the experienced everyday life. Her focus is on the relationship between people and their environment. Driven by curiosity and an inquiring nature, she searches for realities that are hidden and unknown to her. Like in a diary she documents her impressions in writing, as well as photography and drawing, thus creating the basis for further creative outputs.

Flurina Casty (*1988) completed her bachelor studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam 2015. In the following three years she deepened her artistic practice, moving between Switzerland and South Africa. During this time she worked on various projects with local artists and collectives, including Buyaphi University, Trackside Creative, After School Art Project, Château Ghetto and Precart Collective.
In autumn 2018 she began a master’s degree course in Contemporary Art Practice in Bern with the aim of developing her skills as a performer and author. In 2019 she performed her piece Flow at the ACT Performance Festival in Geneva, Zurich and Basel, at Galerie Kulturfolger Zurich, (ort) - Raum für Performance in Emmenbrücke and at the international performance festival Excentricités in Besançon in France. In the summer of 2020 she successfully completed the Master Contemporary Art Practice in Bern. Today she lives and works in Pigniu and Zurich.


upcoming

2021
ProHelvetia Residency Johannesburg

past


Performances

2020
Pegna da Scalegl, Common Ground, Kunstmuseum Pasquart, Biel (online)
Pegna da Scalegl, ACT 2.0 (online)

2019
Speckstei Ofa, About Us, Zürich (CH)
Speckstei Ofa, Zur Frohen Aussicht, Ernen (CH)
Flow, smash glass here, HKB, Bern (CH)
Flow, ACT Performance Festival, Messe, Basel (CH)
Flow, (ort), Emmenbrücke (CH)
Flow, ACT Performance Festival, GZ Wipkingen, Zürich (CH)
Flow, Alphabets, Kulturfolger, Zürich (CH)
Flow, Excentricités, FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon (FR)
Flow, ACT Performance Festival, Théâtre Saint Gervais, Genf (CH)

2018
All things that live long, Inyuvesi yaka Buyaphi, Soweto (SA)
The tortoise and the tree, AreBue, Inside Out Jazz Lounge, Soweto (SA)
Limmatmära, Lokalisation, Spieglerey, Zürich (CH)
Tiny pieces of brown plastic, Don’t turn the light on, UNDERBANEN, Copenhagen (DK)

2017
Scatla, Values of Deconstruction, Stadtgalerie Chur (CH)
(de)construction II, Values of Deconstruction, Stadtgalerie Chur (CH)
La Stiva da la Basatta, Kulturnacht Surselva, Ilanz, (CH)
(de)construction II, I love it like I love things you maybe shouldn’t love, Silicon Malley, Lausanne (CH)
(de)construction I, Trackside Creative, Soweto, Johannesburg (SA)

2016
Récitation D, Zusammenarbeit mit Nora Bertogg, ARCHIV—80 Jahre Bündner Kunst, Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur (CH)
Face to Face, It Is As Though We Look To See, Project Space Zeltweg, Zürich (CH)
Limmatmära, Manifesta 11: What people do for money—some joint ventures, Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich (CH)

Exhibitions
2020
– Common Ground, Kunstmuseum Pasquart, Biel (online)

2018
– All things that live long, Inyuvesi yaka Buyaphi, Soweto (SA)

2017
– Values of Deconstruction, Stadtgalerie Chur (CH)

2016
– ARCHIV—80 Jahre Bündner Kunst, Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur (CH)
– It Is As Though We Look To See, Project Space Zeltweg, Zürich (CH)
– The Dube Hostel Intervention—Photography In Context, Soweto, Johannesburg (SA)

2015
– 1 2 3 4 5 Hesitant Autonomy, Graduationshow, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (NL)
– Are you alive or not?—looking at art through the lens of theater, Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)

Radio, Readings and More
2020
Soap Stone Stove, mit Zoë Binetti und Milena Krstic, Equinox, Progr Bern (CH)
Soap Stone Stove, mit Zoë Binetti und Milena Krstic, Radio Podcast Lumpenstation, Biel (CH)
Pegna da Scalegl, Reading at Radio RaBe, Bern (CH), live
Train, A voice message project, Bern (CH)

2019
They, Art’s Birthday, Radio RaBe and Y-Insitut, Bern (CH)

2018
The tortoise and the tree, Revenir et dire ça, *DUUU Radio, Paris (FR), live
Tiny pieces of brown plastic, A voice message project, Bern (CH)
Tiny pieces of brown plastic, LiteraturTelefon, Zürich (CH), live



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