The Visceral Work of Heidi Bucher, as Seen by Her Sons
The Swiss avant-garde artist, who died twenty-five years ago, is known for her highly visceral works, casting bodies, objects and sometimes entire rooms in latex to create haunting and delicate imprints. As an extensive exhibition begins its two-month run at Parasol unit in London, her two sons, Mayo and Indigo Bucher, discuss their mother and her work via four of their favourite pieces in the show.
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She cast the interior of her childhood home 20 years before Rachel Whiteread's "House", made latex hanging works at the same time as the more famous Eva Hesse, and in 1987 created "Die Quelle" (The Source), the strange giant vase spouting cascades of latex water that now appears to float over Parasol's outdoor terrace.