Metal group XIX, since 1995

The metal design group XIX formed around the steel workers Grex Portmann /CH,
R. Lauper /CH, Mike Tucker /GB, Felix Maspoli /I and Maja Thommen.

After founding in 1995, and until 1997, several large group installations and art projects
were realized from the groups base on the amazing metal farm in Sennhof /CH.
Standing out was the year 1996 when XIX took part in the second symposium for recycling
in Eurokon, Russia. The two week stay on the metal recycling factory Bto Met in Yekaterinburg
was an overwhelming experience.
The raw material and the ancient means by which to manipulate metal on scrap yards in
Russia was highly inspiring.
Ever since, the XIX members have cooperated on the described projects and various others.