OLIVIER DE SAGAZAN
Transfiguration. Live performance and video and photograph documentation.
Olivier de Sagazan, Transfiguration. Venice International Performance Art Week (2014). Photograph by Monika Sobczak.
Brazzaville/Congo in 1959. Lives and works in Saint Nazaire, France.
than 20 years, Olivier de Sagazan has developed a hybrid practice that
integrates painting, photography, sculpture, and performance. Disquieting and
deeply moving, his body of work collapses the boundaries between the physical,
intellectual, spiritual and animalistic senses. He has exhibited widely in
France, Europe and Canada, in art galleries, museums, and film festivals. With
an almost cult following online, and rave reviews about his expressive and
inimitable style, de Sagazan’s body art work is also featured in the non-verbal
film Samsara directed by Ron Fricke.
VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK shows a video reel and photographic series of his existential
performative series Transfiguration,
started in 2001, and in which de Sagazan reveals an animalistic human
who is seeking to break away from the physical world.
de Sagazan will also present a live performance of the Transfiguration series, an action investigating powerful physical
transformations. A variety of faces alternate in a process of adding and
subtracting; poetically and violent, creating a flux of unexpected images.
Olivier de Sagazan, Transformation. Exhibition view - Detail. Venice International Performance Art Week 2014. Photograph by Samanta Cinquini.
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