Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Susann Walder, CH

Susann Walder, Zombie Transit, 1992 - 1996 © Manifesta 1/Jannes Linders

Installation at Kunstinstituut Melly - FKA Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

The Swiss artist Susann Walder filled a space with an overwhelming assortment of brightly-coloured found objects. The room was a reconstruction of the artist’s memories of the underground scene of the City of Zurich as it was in the 1990s, in the run-down area around the city’s train station, before gentrification and redevelopment washed away that community's history and culture.