Monster Chetwynd (b. 1973, London, England) lives and works in Zürich. Chetwynd’s multifarious practice – spanning interactive performances, film, collage, painting and installation – interweaves elements of folk spectacle, popular culture and surrealistic cinema. Chetwynd is known for per anarchistic bric-a-brac style performance pieces, featuring handmade costumes, props and sets. Describing per work as ‘impatiently made’, ze often re-uses cheap materials that are easy to process to create costumes and scenery that are easy to deploy and adapt, while incorporating eclectic cultural references – from Bertolt Brecht to Bugsy Malone. At the core of Chetwynd’s practice is an emphasis on the work’s collective development, with performances often drawing on models of family organisation and domestic economy, while demonstrating a willingness to abandon the idea of autonomy as an artist.