photo: Nils Fisch

ABOUT

Jackie Brutsche (aka Jack Torera) born 1977 in Zurich, lives and works in Bern since 2005. She graduated in fashion design (2001) and film making (2006) at the University of The Arts Zurich and is at home in many artistic medias such as fine art (2D, 3D, textile, video), design (graphic, costumes, decor), filmmaking (directing, story telling, editing), performing, composing and playing music.

As a performer, musician  and filmmaker she worked in many theatre and movie productions with directors such as Meret Matter, Beatrix Bühler, Veronika Minder, Sabine Boss, Alexandra Bachzetsis a.o. ).

Since 2000 she is an active musician and was the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter in several Garagebands. With her  bands "The Jackets" (since 2008) and "The Sex Organs" (since 2014) she is touring intensly and successfoully all over Europe and north America since many years and released several albums and videos. 2010 and 2013 she produced her own full length solo theatre shows combining all her various activities culminating in bizarre stories of modern life (The Moustache Princess, The Rebel Sperm) and toured with them for several years all around Switzerland and Europe.

Currently she is working on a documentary film about her mother with the working title "Las Toreras" (RECYCLED TV, RECK Filmproduktion Zürich). In her work she often questions themes like showbusiness, identity, gender roles, life dreams and nightmares.

EDUCATION

2002-2006 Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Film
1996-2001 Zurich University of the Arts (HGKZ), Fashion Design
1995-1996 Basic Course in Art, Applied Arts School Zürich (SfGZ)
1993-1994 Basic Course in Art, Juventus Schulen Zürich

FILMOGRAPHY (selection)

2019 LOSERS LULLABY  | THE JACKETS musicvideo | director
2017 ORGASMS (THE SEX ORGANS) | musicvideo | director, editor
2017 HANDS OFF ME (THE JACKETS) | musicvideo | editor
2016 YOU BETTER (THE JACKETS) | musicvideo | editor
2014 OUTER SPACE (THE SEX ORGANS) | musicvideo | editor
2013 WASTING MY TIME (THE JACKETS) | musicvideo | director, editor
2012 MY GENERATION | documentary | music with Wädi Gysin | director: V. Minder | Cobra Film AG
2012 HOPS DI HOPS (JACK TORERA) | musicvideo | director, editor, actor, music, set- and costume designer
2007 THE JUNG WHITE LETTERS | documentation | director, camera, sound, editor | ISAP Zurich
2006 SHOWTIME (The Magic Cut) short film | writer, director, editor, actor, music | HGKZ
2005 FLOH! short film | music with Balz Bachmann | director: Ch. Wiederkehr | HGKZ
2005 MENSCHINE documentary | writer, director, camera, editor, sounddesign, animation | HGKZ
2004 IDENTITY SEARCH short film | writer, director, editor, set- and costume designer, sounddesign | HGKZ
2003 HOMO HOMINI LUPUS EST | short film group project | co-director, co-editor | HGKZ
2003 KOTZBROCKEN | animated short film | writer, director, editor, animation, music, sounddesign | HGKZ
2003 THE ANONYMPHS | short film pielfilm | group project | writer, director, editor, set- and costume designer | HGKZ
2002 DEMON INSIDE short film | writer, director, editor, set- and costume designer, sounddesign | HGKZ
2002 DIG IT short film | writer, director, set- and costume designer | editor
1999 SKIN | documentation | writer, director, camera
1997 F. EST UN SALAUD | feature movie | actor | director: M. Gisler | Vega Film AG

DISCOGRAPHY

ALBUM / RELEASES

2019 THE JACKETS | Queen Of The Pill | album | Voodoo Rhythm Records
2017 THE JACKETS | Shadow Of Sounds/Way Out | Cassette Tape | Burger Records
2017 THE JACKETS | Queen Of The Pill | 7' Single | Voodoo Rhythm Records
2017 THE SEX ORGANS | Intergalactic Sex Tourists | album  | Voodoo Rhythm Records
2015 THE JACKETS | Shadows Of Sound | album | Voodoo Rhythm Recrods
2015 THE SEX ORGANS | Fuck The Human Race | 7' Single | Voodoo Rhythm Recrods
2012 THE JACKETS | Way Out | album | Soundflat Records
2009 THE JACKETS | Stuck Inside | album | Subversiv REcords
2005 THE MAD COWGIRL DISEASE | infected | album | Mad Records
2004 THE FOX | The Fox | album | Noi Recordings

THEATRE | PERFORMANCE (selection)

2016 PEACE PILLS | performance | director: Jackie Brutsche
2013 THE REBEL SPERM | one-woman-show | writer, director, performer, designer, musician, video, sound
2011 HUND HUND | video projections for theatre | director: B. Bühler
2010 THE MOUSTACHE PRINCESS | one-woman-show | writer, director, performer, designer, musician, sound
2010 HOFHUBER | video projections for theatre | director: B. Bühler
2009 VERENA S. | video projections for theatre | director: dalang
2009 DRACULA | video projections for theatre | director: B. Bühler
2008 MUTTERS COURAGE | video projections for theatre | director: B. Bühler
2008 SOIREE | actor and live music for dancetheatre piece | director: A. Bachzetsis/company
2007 POPEYE'S GODDA BLUES | theatre | actor | director: M. Matter
2007 ORPHEUS IN DER UNTERWELT" | theatre | actor | director: M. Matter
2006 MAX & MURX | live music for theatre | director: B. Bühler
2001 SUSA FLOTT | live music for theatre piece | director: G. Pergoletti
1999 SPAM CIRCUS" | street theater | director: J. Electrolux

EXHIBITIONS

2018 Saitensprünge - Wenn Musiker malen - Kornhausforum | Bern
2018 Kunstwand | Kulturbüro Bern
2016 Cold. Wars. Hot. Stars. | Group exhibition | Corner College | Zurich
2015 Degenerated Art | Plantage Doklaan | Amsterdam
2015 CANTONALE | Kunsthalle Bern
2014 TRANSFORM | art exhibition | Gütestrasse 8, Bern
2010 BIG MOMENTS | ArtSOUK Bern
2007 Superba | ArtSOUK Bern
2001 THE IDOLLS  | Diplomausstellung ZhdK Zurich
2000 ARTONOMY | Chateau de Monthelon, F

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