What Does Anything Mean? Basically at Sgomento Zurigo / Paris

What Does Anything Mean? Basically
Ruiz Stephinson, Christophe Szpajdel, Archie Chekatouski, Evil Moisture / Sick Llamaa
Curated by Goswell Road

March 25 - May 22, 2022

Sgmento Zurigo
Olivengasse 7
Zurich, Switzerland

Installation view, What does Anything mean? Basically, 2021

Christophe Szpajdel, Untitled, 2022

Archie Chekatouski, Sharpie on jeans, 2022

Archie Chekatouski, Sharpie on jeans, detail 2022

Christophe Szpajdel, Untitled, detail, 2022

Christophe Szpajdel, Untitled, detail, 2022

Ruiz Stephinson, guardian (maybe dreaming may be dead), 2022

Ruiz Stephinson, guardian (maybe dreaming may be dead), detail, 2022

Archie Chekatouski, Sharpie on canvas, 2022 

Archie Chekatouski, Sharpie on canvas, detail 2022 

Ruiz Stephinson, guardian (maybe dreaming may be dead), detail, 2022

Ruiz Stephinson, Rain of Personal Ecstasy, 2022

Ruiz Stephinson, Rain of Personal Ecstasy, detail, 2022

Archie Chekatouski, Sharpie on canvas, 2022

Sick Llama / Evil Moisture, The Brain Leeches pt. 3, 2019

Installation view, What does Anything mean? Basically, 2021


Images courtesy and copyright of the artists and space.




I must go where I can achieve something, as of yet, undecided”

Lydia Lunch, The Wild World of Lydia Lunch, Nick Zedd, 1983



Goswell Road (est. 2016) is an artist-run-space and publishing house set up in the atelier of Franco-British artist duo Ruiz Stephinson. The name originates from the road the artists lived on in London, before relocating to Paris, and is said to derive from the phrase Gods Well”, which refers the pagan practice of well-worship, as it was built over the subterranean New River. With each show at the space a book is published, and a bouquet of flowers is curated by Ruiz Stephinson in parallel with the works shown. 



Ruiz Stephinson is a French-British artist duo composed of Coralie Ruiz (FR) and Anthony Stephinson (UK). They work primarily with sculptural forms and models of hospitality. In 2016, they created Goswell Road, intrinsic to their practice (Artist-Run-Space and Publishing House) it is a micro-scene, and a living, evolving work. 


Christophe Szpajdel was born on the 29th of September 1970 in Gembloux, Belgium and grew up in Louvain-la-Neuve. His work first came to attention in the mid 90s with logos for Emperor, Old Mans Child, Enthroned, Borknagar, Moonspell, Desaster & many more. Since then, he has continued to make a significant contribution to the extreme metal scene having drawn for literally 100s of bands. 


Archie Chekatouski (born 1996 in Minsk, Belarus) lives and works in Paris. Chekatouskis works are touchingly silly and beautifully simple. Dealing with obviousness, a certain laziness, clich├ęs and bad jokesthe works appear peculiar and unexpected, and at the same time, might seem mundane and boring. 


Evil Moisture (Andy Bolus) is a multidisciplinary artist, the aural part of which presents an extensive discography and hundreds of live concerts under the Evil Moisture moniker since the 90s. He has worked with artists such as Yamantaka EyE (Hanatarash, XoX, Boredoms), Hironori Murakami (Vomit Lunchs), Erik Minkinnen (as Intertecsupabrainbeatzroomboyz). He runs the Royal Sperm label under his School of Meat Cutting imprint. 


Sick Llama is the solo noise/drone project of Heath Moerland, the operator of the Michigan-based label Fag Tapes. Begun in 2005, his label Fag Tapes has over 400 releases including Wolf Eyes, Andrew Coltrane, Odd Clouds, Tarpit, Aaron Dilloway, Cygnus, Emeralds, Fossils, ans Slither.