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