Bouchet, Mike

Mike Bouchet and Host Philippe Sigg, Klärwerk Werdhölzli, Zürich © Manifesta 11 

*1970, Castro Valley, CA, USA. Lives and works in Frankfurt am Main. 

Host name(s): 
Philipp Sigg
Host profession(s): 
Process engineer, Werdhölzli Wastewater Treatment Plant

Mike Bouchet reroutes and transforms the human waste of Zurich’s inhabitants. In cooperation with the Werdhölzli Wastewater Treatment Plant, Bouchet has made a new form out of faeces, whose 80,000 kilos is equivalent to a day’s worth of sewage production in the city. Bouchet conceives of his project as a collaboration with the city’s entire population: on 24 March 2016, anyone who used the toilet in Zurich contributed to this artwork. A unique fragrance has been developed to transform the viewer’s experience of the site-specific sculpture, on display in Löwenbräukunst. 

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