Kuh Vache Mucca

Marvin Merkel – Kuh Vache Mucca

Kuh Vache Mucca is an installation through which I question my relationship with Swiss national identity. Having neither passport, family or roots in Switzerland, I have never identified as a Swiss national. The images and sculptures that make up this project bear witness to my attempts at reconciliation with my homeland and its national identity. These clumsy or even failed attempts offer a new approach to national identity. They make the traditions, customs, figures and monuments that every citizen has learned to praise look comical and absurd and thus question their existence.

Is it still necessary and legitimate nowadays to maintain a country’s national identity?

Diploma project (2022) by Marvin Merkel