Body Builders accounts for our will to be a part of our environment, and to be able to register its mutations. Uncluttering oneself, thus sent off towards new "clothes". Displaying two different approaches, one facing the other: aiming for an erased body, with the skin as ultimate boundary beyond the intimate, on one side, and on the other side, the quest for meaning, or objective reality, as common product to those who communicate. Body Builders, a performance based on utterly contemporary figures, offers a reflexion on the mutations we expect our bodies to be submitted to in the next decades. Amplified body, mutant body, fragmental body, merchandise body. This work on the body image goes along with a reflexion about the status of this image: through a long and breathtaking "mise en abyme" of its functionality, the body certainly reveals itself to be the siege of an ultimate "feeling": Desire.

Production : Superamas. Supported by the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles, DRAC Ile-de-France, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers/France, by the City of Vienna/Austria, Wiener Staetische Versicherung.

Body Builders

Installation/Performance 2001