Action - Installation
The Laceworkers (2018)
Action – Installation | artificial grass | radiotherapy masks | sterile perforated fields | charlottes | variable dimensions | 2018
This installation is organized as a kind of composition both playful and terrifying. It was installed as an action, in a cancer clinic, by two performers wearing doctor’s gowns.
The green masks, which compose it, are bust molds of patients with cancer, in order to immobilize the time of radiotherapeutic treatments specific to the ENT sphere.
Out of their medical context, they do not fail to evoke a science-fiction universe made of strange ghosts in 3D mesh.
Placed on a grass under a canopy, their fluorescent green color seems more natural and their shape seems to be structured like a plant emerging from the ground towards the light. Something is soothing.
These “exploded bodies”, as some patients would say, are like baudelairian Dormeur du val : a terrible reality in the midst of colors and shimmering shapes.
Perforated blue sterile drapes punctuate the green space with color as if to target points of view. Taking the form, here, of an architecture, there, of a flower. These sterile drapes are used in chemotherapy at the time of the injection of the treatment at the place of the Chest Port to sterilize the area.
Closed charlottes draw trajectories on the ground like strange molluscs.
This installation is placed in the concerns related to the relationship between the digital body and the physical body, the ghost and the envelope, found among other projects DANCE /// FRAGMENT (2015), THE UTOPIAN BODY (2016 ), PORCELAIN-GESTURES (2018-2019) and AMNIOS IGNIS (2018).