Performance series by and with innuit & ssayan, realised in 2012 and 2013. This saga will be adapted as a photonovel named ssayan & the black speech bubbles too.
These performances illustrate the sentimental and instinctual peregrinations of their authors, through body-art and mainly through body-painting.
This a symbolic approach about the interference between the ssayans’ red radius with the innuits’ pink line: the performative true-life appears as a mirror of the personal life of the protagonists, an image in negative of their relation in the real life, in a sublimated life-like version. The black bubbles, sort of inverted speech balloons, are a metaphor of this relation.
Each performance corresponds to a keyword, to the apparently chaotic disorder, which however frames a coherent chronological structure, revealing what is at stake in the life of the two artists:
Love: Mangaga, exhibition of The Fifth Layer publishing house, Brussels, Belgium
Sex: The conjugated duty, Pan Total Semiotic Art Festival, Paris, France
Blood: The drunken bubbles, 7th Comics Festival, Roubaix, France
Death: MIAU, Tome UN Book Festival, Nancy, France
Voyage: Horsy Motors, Ruigoord Street Arts Cultural Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Trance: Voodooloop, L’Atelier du Geste Rythmé (Rhythmic Gesture Atelier), Paris, France
Separation: Naked drink, White Night Brussels, Belgium
Game: nature culture and barbinnuit & ssayanmobil, video-performances, BxArt Studio, Brussels, Belgium
Catharsis: chromo catch, Zone Eros exhibition, FzKKE, Euskirchen, Germany
The End: Farben Spiel, 10th Artists Meeting of Gillenbeuren, Germany
Note: Rembobino is a special edition performance and doesn’t belong to the ssayan & the black speech bubbles series.
ssayan & innuit – wash drawings by William Henne