BODYSHELLS BY HEIDI BUCHER

Heidi Bucher (1926-1993) is a swiss artist Born in Winterthur. She moved to California in the 1960s. In the United States, she befriended Edward Kienholz and collaborated with her husband, Carl Bucher, on Bodyshells, a series of wearable sculptures exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1972. Continuing her exploration of the relationship between clothing and architecture, she returned to Switzerland in the mid-1970s and began her most iconic body of work, latex casts of objects and architectural elements.
This rare 8mm footage shows the sculptures (bodyshells) in action when they traveled to Los Angeles.

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