BLOCH – a global art project by Com&Com
In Appenzell, there is an old Carnival custom: Every other year, the last fir tree felled that winter is decorated and pulled by twenty men from the village of Urnäsch to neighboring Herisau and back. At the end of the day-long procession, the trunk is auctioned off on the Urnäsch town square to the highest bidder. Usually, the trunk is bought by locals. Not this time. Swiss artist duo Com&Com won the auction and are bringing the trunk to TEDxZurich. In his talk, Johannes Hedinger will explain what this project is all about.
Johannes Hedinger, Artist & Art Historian
Johannes M. Hedinger is an artist, director, curator, publisher, lecturer, writer and art historian. He lives and works in Zurich, Amsterdam and at the project places. Hedinger holds a MA art history from the University of Zurich, a MA of fine arts from Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHDK and a postgrad. art degree from UCLA Los Angeles. Currently he is a PhD candidate at the philosophical faculty of the University of Zurich and a lecturer at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHDK and the University of Cologne. In 1997 he founded the artist duo Com&Com with Marcus Gossolt and has since taken part in more than 120 exhibitions in 18 countries.