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"Living is a performance... and vice versa"

Abstract : In his book "Ways of being alive", Baptiste Morizot invites us to think of the evolution of our organism as a "sedimentary accumulation of animal and sometimes vegetable ancestry". Our bodies are haunted by these ancestralities that define our physiological qualities and participate in our aesthetic judgement. This chapter shows that performance is based on memories buried in our bodies and paradoxically on the need to free ourselves from representations that hinder our changes of habit. With his body, through his body, the artist performs buried memories, forgotten physicalities, summoning to the present all the extinct species through which we have passed. The performance art discussed in this text is invented as the ability to travel in parallel dimensions to which humans no longer have access or only rarely.
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Pascale Weber. "Living is a performance... and vice versa". Christine Vial Kayser. Art as experience of the living body / L’Art comme expérience du corps vivant, publication bilingue, Vernon Press, In press. ⟨hal-03846040⟩



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