Brice Dellsperger — Bons Baisers d’Hollywood
Bons Baisers d’Hollywood
Past: November 15 → December 21, 2013
Brice Dellsperger exhibitions come with a built-in paradox: everything is repetition and reprise, but at the same time exhilaratingly new. Postcards from the Edge comprises new additions to the cult series Body Double, with the artist reworking sequences from art and mainstream movies to create already fantasised scenes that lend themselves to further fantasising. Memory effect has an immediate impact on each of these scenes, the most frequent feature of the Body Double works being the playing of all the parts by the same actor transformed into an actress.
The re-enacted scenes are anticipated mises en abyme of the artist’s strategy: the sexual ambiguity of the main character (BD 27), the presence of the main character and his/her body double (BD 29), the reflexive construction of the scene (BD 30), a plot hinging on a montage of sequences (BD 28), and sometimes stills the artist brings back to life with the sheer force of legend they embody (BD 26). What the viewer is witnessing in this use of reprise and recursiveness is nothing less than the infinite multiplication of forms of desire confronting its object, and this in its purest state: a projection.
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