Beaux-Arts

Performance/installation

 

Beaux-Arts, CDC Toulouse/Printemps de Septembre/Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Toulouse – 2002

Fine Arts, Scion Space, Los Angeles – 2006

Art moderne, “Playback” exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris – 2007

 

«Beaux-Arts/Fine Arts/Art Moderne» is a performative installation in which the high level of performance is reduced to a single video-like image. The 4 to 12 hour long (depending on the context) live performance refers to music video choreographies, but reworked and extended to create a new reading, a plastic reinterpretation. As the performance proceeds, the viewers realize that the medium doesn’t exist, that the image is a here-and-now reality, and the dancers face disillusion in their extended version of Warhol’s “15 minutes of fame”.

 

“Beaux-arts” is renamed after the name of each museum or gallery where it is performed.