olivier-de-sagazan-transfiguration

Olivier de
Sagazan // Transfiguration

DISCIPLINE VISUAL ARTS

CURATED BY HH Art Spaces

17 - 18 DEC
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Old GIM, Ribander

OLIVIER DE SAGAZAN // TRANSFIGURATION

Curated By HH Art Spaces

“Le visage humain n’a pas encore trouvé sa face et c’est au peintre à la lui donner…” – Antonin Artaud 

The performance “Transfiguration” is the story of the sculptor’s unfulfilled desire to imbue his creation with life. In a gesture of despair, he enters in his material clay to give it life. He sculpts clay on his head, burying himself in the material, eradicating his identity and becoming a living work of art, somewhere between puppet and puppeteer. But then, the material blinds him and he is forced to look inwards, into the very depths of his Self. In a fascinating, expressive, total performance, Sagazan shifts identities on stage, from man to animal or to various hybrid creatures. He pierces, erases and unravels the layers of his face in a frenetic and uninhibited quest. Painting and sculpting oneself becomes a form of ritual positioned between dance and trance where improvisation is essential.

Image: Olivier de Sagazan, Transfiguration, photo documentation by Didier Carluccio.