Shrink

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Two large, transparent plastic sheets and a device that gradually sucks the air out from between them leave the body (in this case the artist himself) vacuum-packed and vertically suspended. The transparent tube inserted between the two surfaces allows the person inside the installation to regulate the flow of air. As a result of the increasing pressure between the plastic sheets, the surface of the packed body gradually freezes into multiple micro-folds. For the duration of the performance the person inside moves slowly and changes positions, which vary from an almost embryonic position to one resembling a crucified body.

SHRINK 01995 at KIKK Festival 2017, Namur (BE) © Caroline Lessire
SHRINK 01995 at Cité de la Mode, Paris (FR) © Robert Clark - dress: Iris Van Herpen
SHRINK 01995 at KIKK festival, Namur (BE) © Caroline Lessire
SHRINK 01995 at KIKK festival, Namur (BE) © Caroline Lessire
SHRINK 01995 at KIKK Festival, Namur (BE)
SHRINK 01995 at Nu Festival, Talinn (EST)
SHRINK 01995 at Z33, Hasselt (B)


SHRINK 01995 at Stereolux, Nantes (FR)
SHRINK 01995 at Stereolux, Nantes (FR)