Philippe Wicht (1987) is a swiss actor, performance and music artist from Fribourg. He attended from 2009-2012 La Manufacture - Haute école des arts de la scène in Lausanne.
through his practice which mixes theater, music, performance and installation, He explores different levels of cathartic connexions within commun event situations between an artist and his audience by changing balances of power, realness and expectations. In 2015, his piece « Prom », created at festival les urbaines in lausanne (2011), received the Swiss Performance Award (ex aequo with Katja Schenker) at the Lucerne Kunstmuseum.
Under the stage name "Böse Wicht" he creates soundtracks, songs and original performative score. his concert "böse wicht and his böse monsters", created at Le Bourg in Lausanne, was part of the bad bonn kilbi festival (bad bonn) in june 2017.
he played in "masus sadus magus" and "franckenstein on the beach", two mumblecore movies directed by the musician and performer giordano tatum rush. he accompanies tatum rush on his "guru child tour" as his manager and entertainment mogul chad murray.
in September 2016, he participates to the hänger & hartmann "peng" exhibition, a paint-ball contest between 10 artists at kunsthaus zofingen curated by claudia waldner. He performs in "era ph.2 <=> 2:embodiments", a performance by tamara alegre for tanzfaktor at théâtre de l'usine in geneva.
In October 2016 he works with the choreographers antonia baehr and latifa laâbissi for a research project at la manufacture around the concept of partition within the performing arts.
He presented his work at FESTIVAL LES URBAINES, far° festival des arts vivants, Theater Arsenic, La manufacture, Festival Belluard Bollwerk International, Festival Mon Inouïe Symphonie, le bourg, 4bid gallery in Amsterdam, Stadtgalerie in Bern, manifesta biennal in zürich at cabaret voltaire, festival PERFORM PERFOrm, in a "we find wildness" exhibition curated by sophie yerly in soulce (jura), at bad bonn kilbi festival.
He collaborated with Marinka Limat, Oscar Gómez Mata, Martin Schick, Giordano Tatum Rush, cetusss, Julien Alembik, Tamara Alegre and Christophe Jaquet. He plays in different conceptual films directed by the french contemporary artists Olivier Bosson and Emmanuelle Pireyre.
he's currently working with colin raynal and grÉgory sugnaux on a project called "back to the basics". the first step of the research was presented during a residency in January 2017 at thÉâtre les halles in siders and the second part was presented as an informal performance at arc residency in romainmôtier curated by sally de kunst.