To get to the bottom of things – it really has been the most persistent curse of humankind (besides having to kill each other at regular intervals). Industrialisation, chemicals, nuclear energy, plastic bags, asbestos: each the result of ever-curious minds on a mission to find out what holds the world together in its inmost folds, a successful advancement at first and dangerous or even deadly in the long run.
In contrast, Ursus Wehrli, a Swiss artist and performer, has found an utterly innocuous way to uncover the seemingly obvious make-up of things surrounding us in everyday life. He calls it The Art of Clean Up. I call it a fascinating endeavour to finding the secret of the mundane and visualising it with a fabulous sense of humour.
Chapeau, Monsieur Wehrli!