ELIAS WÜRSTEN (CH, 1991)
Residency period: October – December 2022
Elias Würsten was born in 1991 and graduated in 2022 with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from EDHEA – the Valais School of Art. In his practice, Elias questions our hierarchical relationship to the objects surrounding us, whose mechanical functioning usually escapes us. Self-taught and guided by a desire to recycle, Elias reappropriates and diverts all sorts of electronic devices to imagine sound installations that are critical, poetic and humorous.
Elias Würsten is also a member of the Sierre-based association of young students and graduates from EDHEA jointly operating and curating Big Bang, a space for reflection and action on exhibition infrastructures and their relationship to the public.
During his residency at La Becque, Elias pursued his research into the building of a new sound machine, and continued to explore the automation and control of small motors using the open-source electronic prototyping platform Arduino.
Elias Würsten, photo Aurélien Haslebacher