“I tried to paint on canvas : fists were paintbrushes & blood was oil.”

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I tried to paint on canvas : fists were paintbrushes & blood was oil.”

“This piece is actually my first performance. My aim was to use my body as it really is : a material. So I fused a canva and a piece of waterproof fabric wherein I cut up a circle.

In that way, all I had to do was to hit the canvas with my fists, as hard as possible to paint the circle with my blood. I choose the geometrical form of the circle because in this work, I wanted to show what Man is able to do : From his most vulgar impulses like violence, up to his the most complex reasoning ability.

I did it during five minutes, I hit the canvas 569 times. I recorded it with a camera.

To my mind, that is what differentiates humans from animals : The competence of thinking before acting and to not yield to the most devouring impulses. I think this is why the Human is so tortured : He is without-cease tug between impulses and Reason.

Picture #1 : My fists some hours after the performance

 

Picture #2 : My fists two weeks later.

 

Pictures #3,4,5,6 & 7 : Some frame from the video recording I’ve made.

 

Picture #8 : The final object.”

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