Flurina Casty is a spoken-word performer and visual artist. Through descriptive, sometimes lyrical storytelling and fresh metaphors she builds colorful sites and situations in the spectators mind.
Her performances absorb audiences and take them on an imaginative journey, through unique concepts and places, only to break the order by a sudden movement or an unforeseen gesture.
Thus, her performances activate the imagination but also emphasize the present moment; by juxtaposing the representation of space through language with the environment of the performance, which she often refers to by means of gestures.
Her stories explore the notion of absence, memory, modes of contemplation and meaning.
She takes inspiration from her immediate environment, stories, news and archives and weaves them into more personal observations. Reoccurring topics are abandoned structures, old houses, and bodies of water.
Her performances occur often in public spaces, with a particular focus on man made structures and natural environments, which have a certain significance in relation to the story she’s telling.
Sometimes the pieces are solely audio pieces to perform on the radio or other audio projects.
She performs texts in English, German and Swiss-German, depending on the context in which the performances takes place.
Furthermore, Flurina Casty’s artistic practice extends into collaborations with art and community projects all around. She’s has worked together with a number of independent projects in South Africa, such as ‘Buyaphi University’ an outdoors Sunday school and community Center, ‘After School Art Project’ an incubator programme for youth-entrepreneurs and ‘Trackside Creative’ a creative and cultural hub in Soweto.
Flow (2019), Performance 2019 ACT Zürich, Image: Olivia Jaques & Azad Coelemerg
About Us Kulturfestival, Zürich (CH) …performance
Zur Frohen Aussicht Ernen, Wallis (CH) …performance
Jahresausstellung CAP, Schwabstrasse 10, Bern (CH) …performance
ACT Festival, Messe, Basel (CH) …performance
performance (ort), Emmenbrücke (CH) …performance
ACT Festival, Zürich (CH) …performance
Kulturfolger, Zürich (CH) …performance
Excentricités, FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon (FR) …performance
ACT Festival, Théatre Saint Gervais, Geneva (CH) …performance
Art’s Birthday, Radio RaBe and Y-Insitut, Bern (CH) …radio piece
Inyuvesi yaka Buyaphi, Soweto (SA) …performance
Revenir et dire ça, *DUUU Radio, Paris (FR) …live radio piece
A voice message project, Bern (CH) …audio piece
Lokalisation, Spieglerey, Zürich (CH) …performance
Don’t turn the light on, Underbanen, Copenhagen (DK) …performance
Werte der Dekonstruktion, Stadtgalerie Chur (CH) …exhibition
Kulturnacht Surselva, Ilanz, (CH) …performance
I love it like I love things you maybe shouldn’t love, Silicon Malley, Lausanne (CH) …performance
Trackside Creative, Soweto, Johannesburg (SA) …performance
Visarte Jubiläumsausstellung, Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur (CH) …performance
Project Space Zeltweg, Zürich (CH) …performance
Manifesta 11: What people do for money—some joint ventures, Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich (CH) …performance