About

Flurina Casty (born 1988) is an artist living in Switzerland.
She studied fine arts at the Gerrit in Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Under the guidance of mentors such as Rini Hurkmans, Roos Theuws, Joost van Haaften and others, she was taught in postmodern philosophy, phenomenology, modern psychology and contemporary art practice, with an emphasis on conceptual and analytical art. Casty became particularly interested in the phenomenological approach of the interstice. She developed a strong interest in the gaze, voice, and language. She first explored these themes through writing and photography, then unified them in the medium of performance.
The texts Casty has written and performed are an experiment across genres; some present themselves as lectures, essays, oral histories, or poems. Their commonality, however, lies in crafting an in-depth consideration of the external world that simultaneously reveals the reflection of an inward gaze, or in the growing space of the subliminal creation of meaning within text and language.
Her work is fluid, like tessellate reflections on a moving surface; 'works' emerge and merge into one another.

She recently returned from a studio residency supported by ProHelvetia, which synthesizes a six-year exploration and engagement with Johannesburg and its periphery.

She currently lives and works in a rural space enclosed by mountains.

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, Basel/Zürich/Genf (CH)
Flow, (ort), Emmenbrücke (CH)
Flow, Alphabets, Kulturfolger, Zürich (CH)
Flow, Excentricités, FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon (FR)

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)
This be (de)construction II, Values of Deconstruction, Stadtgalerie Chur (CH)
La Stiva da la Basatta, Kulturnacht Surselva, Ilanz, (CH)
This be (de)construction II, I love it like I love things you maybe shouldn’t love, Silicon Malley, Lausanne (CH)
This be (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
– Bündner Werkausstellung, Chur (CH)
– 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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