Room (5) Flesh
LCD screen, tiles, wooden door, chair, metal
Single-channel HD video, color, sound
6 min 05 sec (censored version)
This is an installation in which, through the half-open door of a dilapidated bathroom, theviewer can observe the image fragment of an LCD screen reflected in a mirror. In the reflectedimage, an older, semi-nude woman (Violette) rubs the folds of her skin in another bathroom.This dancer is chosen precisely because it’s out of the ordinary to see an elderly woman’snaked body and its physical tensions. She takes a long look at herself in the mirror, stretchingher body to highlight her sternum, shoulder blades, ribs and spine. These protruding bonesseem to emerge from the skin that envelops them, evoking the raw, raw aspect of theperformance, brimming with physical vitality. The performance tends towards a martyrdomritual with a touch of blasphemy.