Keng, you swim!? (Part II)

A work by Keng Chen (Performance, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou), Dino Radoncic (Design, Zurich University of the Arts), Nathalie Stirnimann (Fine Arts, Zurich University of the Arts) and Stefan Stojanovic (Fine Arts, Zurich University of the Arts)

In the news: The most seen format on Swiss national television Tagesschau visited our Shanghai exhibition. Click here to see the report including an interview with Keng Chen and moments from our performance.


The work is composed in two parts made of an installation and live performance. The topic was inspired by the fact that our group member Keng never learnt how to swim.


The topic of swimming is used as a metaphor to speak about how the given structures in the everyday are able to shape, support or limit one’s life. A major topic of this body of work is safety. Who is safe, who isn’t and why? Might too much safety become dangerous?


Result 1

Installation // Concrete, Michelia Alba or Magniolia alba, dimension variable

Result 2

Live performance // original duration 1h26