Medium is the Message｜Anne Rochat
Artist: Anne Rochat, Switzerland
Duration:45min (Live art performance)
Time: 9th of March 2019, 7.30pm-8.15pm
Address: 403 International Art Centre·No.33 Baotong Temple Road, Wuhan,China
A certain insect bites the nervous centers of a caterpillar to paralyze it and thus serve as a meal for its descendants who will hatch eggs that it lays next to it. He dies, this act is done. The praying mantis kills the male who impregnated it.
In a few words, Medium is the Message is a choreography-performance of extremes, of our life and death impulses. I will paint a moving picture of chimeric, animal and human scenes of our society from being of desireto being for death. Body sacrificed in resistance expressing our violentand carnal impulses. Eros & Thanatos gathered in a body ready to explodeat any moment. Transformations of the body, call of the trance and modified states of consciousness, working procedures that I use to transmit to the public a powerful and brutal physical discourse of our relationship to violence, whether internal and/or external.