Brice Dellsperger's "Body Doubles"13 Feb 2019
The event is over
19h - 20h30
Brice Dellsperger was still a student in 1995 when he had the idea of remaking scenes from films and transferring them to the public space. Because his friends dissuaded him from replaying the murder scene from Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma) with unknown amateurs, he finally decided that he himself would play the role of the murderer and the victim. This was the first of his Body Doubles (thirty-five videos to date), low-tech copies of cult scenes using a camp aesthetic (transvestite actors, playbacks, garish special effects …) to subvert the conventions of genre cinema and "neutralise moral indignation" (Susan Sontag, Notes on Camp).
Showings followed by a conversation between the artist and Sam Bourcier, sociologist, lecturer in Lille University 3.