HISTOIRE D'UN CORPS

A short conceptual work by this Belgian pioneering video artist about corporality and memory. The artist is in a room that resembles the lavatory of a school of gym. He takes off his suit and a female voice-over starts to sum up some of his physical problems and ailments: scars on the knee, a curvature of the spine due to scoliosis, angiomas. Bit by bit, the physical problems are being related to the biography of the subject—Lennep himself. “Notre corps, c'est presque notre histoire,” the voice-over informs us.

This work has been digitised in the frame of DCA Project

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  • Format Digital8(Digital8)
  • Color system PAL
  • Color b&w
  • Year 1974
  • Duration 00:03:40
  • Languageinfo
    Spoken: French
  • Artists