Peter Wächtler (DE)


Peter Wächtler works with different mediums such as sculpture, drawing, animation, sound and video. His work is concerned with questions of genres and common forms of narration, such as the 'team of animals' shown in Mechelen and their educational, empathic, oppressive aspects. Writing is another important and ongoing part of his practice. He is a member of the artists’ platform the Etablissement d'en face in Brussels and co-founder of the exhibition space Sotoso.

Untitled (2013)

animation film, sound, 4’, and 4 sculptures

Peter Wächtler shows a series of four clay sculptures depicting animals carrying bricks: a beaver, a seagull, a rabbit and a squirrel. They are shown in combination with a new video work based on a stop motion animation of loose sculptures made of black electricity wire which the artist bends to form little figures. Stop motion is a simple animation technique whereby an object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames to create the illusion of movement. Here the abrupt, rudimentary action consists of a violent encounter between these wire creatures. 

Produced by the Liverpool Biennial as part of the cooperation project with the biennials of Göteborg, Ljubljana and Mechelen (within the framework of the European Culture Programme 2007-2013).