Oscar Wiggli - Superpositions Book+CD 27963

Oscar Wiggli - Superpositions Book+CD 27963
Hardcover, with audio-CD, 21 x 28 cm, 104 pages, 25 b/w and 33 duotone illustrations, bilingual French / German

Oscar Wiggli (1927-2016) was a Swiss sculptour, sound-artist and composer. After working a few years as a mechanic, he studied architecture at the Zurich University from 1949 to 1951. He created his first wrought iron sculptures in 1955. Since 1956, he lives in Paris and in Muriaux, in Switzerland. In 1980, his works were shown in the Swiss Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. From 1981 on, he also started experimenting and composing with electronic instruments.

"Superpositions" was published for his solo exhibition at Kunstmuseum Solothurn (CH) in 2006.

"Oscar Wiggli created his photographic work group, Superpositions, in the 1960s and 70s by means of double exposures. The term superposition can stand as a metaphor for Wiggli's holistic thinking and creating: overlaying and superimposition, concealing or staggering two- or three-dimensional iron plates into wonderfully sensual bodies. Equally important is Wiggli's musical work: his compositions, descended from Concrete Music, are based on distorted acoustic sounds and noises and have been presented at international festivals of contemporary music. Superpositions – also including Wiggli's most recent drawings – appears on the occasion of an exhibition in the Solothurn Art Museum and is supplemented with a CD of a current composition by the artist.