Olivier : « Mes cicatrices Je suis d’elles, entièrement tissé »

Olivier : “My scars, of them I am fully woven.” Support a golden, poetic and artistic performance!

Project visual Olivier : « Mes cicatrices Je suis d’elles, entièrement tissé »
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Olivier : « Mes cicatrices Je suis d’elles, entièrement tissé »

 

Our scars are the vibrant proof of the healing process. These scars are precious, therefore, I had to put gold on it. On June 29th, a new performance “My scars, of them I am fully woven.” will take place for Olivier. Olivier has a rare venous system disease and bears multiple scars from it.

 

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On June 29th, the artistic event will happen for the fifth time.

This campaign will participate in the production of a series – hopefully of about ten documented performances – and compensate the talents used in each performance, from gilders, photographers, filmmakers and more. These partnerships will also create further links among people involved in the project.

 

For this performance, the team is composed by May Phan van Suu (gilding), Florent Mulot (photography), Olivier Londe (film), Théo Harfoush (sound), Anahi Tenenbaum (graphic design), Malika Baaziz (communication) and myself. 

 

This artistic performance is a ritual, a “magic” gesture consisting of applying gold to a scar. It’s a witness of our reconstruction and the sign of our capacity to adapt after a traumatic experience.

This action is modelled on the Japanese technique of kintsugi (golden joinery), the art of repairing broken pottery, especially bowls used in the tea ceremony. These bowls are considered precious objects. When a bowl is broken, it can be repaired with lacquer, the joints remain visible by being highlighted with gold. The scar of the pottery is seen as something to show and acknowledge, something to celebrate.

I am particularly interested in that aspect, the transformation, highlighted in gold, which lends extra value to the bowl. It (the gold) demonstrates the mix of strength and fragility that makes us human.

 

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How does the performance develop?

 

Olivier enters a work space, undresses fully. Then, he makes a quarter-turn to the left (in reference to the tea ceremony).

The gilder comes and applies a gold leaf onto his scars. Once the gold has been applied, the gilder recedes into the background. Olivier takes a moment to rest and breathe, a moment to reclaim his body, like a rebirth. It is a time dedicated to personal expression.

When he’s ready, and since the gold cannot remain on his body forever, Olivier gives a signal to the gilder to come remove the gold.

When he re-dresses, the gilder and I scrape the gold off and into a vial scrawled with Olivier’s name and the date. I finally give the vial of gold to him.

 

This project is very sensitive and intimate, that is why it is performed in private. The entire protocol is documented with film and video. I hope these images works like a mirror, allowing people to identify their own scars in the pictures and gild them by a kind of transfer.

 

The protocol remains the same in each performance, it’s a frame in which people evolve and it’s fascinating to see that each performance possesses its own intrinsic value, its own particular atmosphere.

 

 

Each performance tells a story, it’s my story, it’s your story. We all bear scars, on our body or invisible to the eye, but showing through our reflection. They come from disappointment, broken heart, unfairness, … The scar is the mark of our humanity.

 

This performance suggests a unique and positive way to look at our scars. I wish this project contributes to change our perceptions of our bodies and to see how it weaves a relationship with a next-door neighbor or with an unknown person on the other side of the world.

 

‘If bodies tell stories, scars are their words.’ (Julia Lourie, Vice / The creators project - 01/06/2016)

 

* The title of the performance is taken from Nuits, p. 84, Hélène Gugenheim, éditions Gaspard Nocturne.

 

Allocation of funds

4 performances have been done to this day with the help of professionals volunteers and unpaid so far. To realize our next artistic intervention and be able to build a serie that brings comfort to people, we do need you! The money will pay the team (7 people) and will be used to rent and buy equipment for the performance: vials, gold, cameras etc, (the studio where the performance takes place is free of charge).

This project will only be funded if at least the sum of 3600 € is reached. The money will exclusively be used for the production of the performance, its communication, the making of the goodies and kisskissbankbank commission.

 

Your counterparts are original copies, the prints are numbered and signed.

 

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production: 52% - equipment: 16% - communication: 13% - goodies costs: 11% - kkbb commission: 8%

 

I’m receiving emails from people telling me about their scars, asking to participate. And this led me to believe this project is useful.

If we collect 7200 euros, I could rent a better equipment and really compensate the talents used in this performance. My purpose is to make a fair project for all the people involved in it.

If we collect even more, we will be able to develop the project further, towards publishing or even an exhibition and of course new performances to make the series of 10 complete!

 

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The project in numbers:

 

5 magnified bodies

16 gold leaves

47 golden scars

68 brushes, knives and gilding cushions

326 camera clics

4307 breathing and 3 or 4 panic attacks

25740 heart beats

 

Want to know more:

helenegugenheim.com

 

and keep in touch:

facebook.com/helene.gugenheim

twitter.com/HeleneGugenheim

 

 

Choose your reward

€5

A big Thank You! by email with a photo of the performance (1000 x 667 pixels).
  • Estimated delivery September 2016

€10

[Early birds] I'll send you from Paris an original postcard of the performance + a big Thank You! by email with a photo of the performance (1000 x 667 pixels) + your name in golden letters on the website list of donors.
  • Availability: 20/20
  • Estimated delivery September 2016

€10

A big Thank You! by email with a photo of the performance (1000 x 667 pixels) + your name in golden letters on the website list of donors.
  • Estimated delivery September 2016

€20

I'll send you from Paris an original postcard of the performance + a big Thank You! by email with a photo of the performance (1000 x 667 pixels) + your name in golden letters on the website list of donors.
  • 5 backers
  • Estimated delivery September 2016

€25

[Early birds] Send me a picture of your scar by e-mail, I'll apply gold on it and send it to you from Paris with an original postcard of the performance + a big Thank You! by email + your name in golden letters on the website list of donors.
  • 4 backers
  • Availability: 6/10
  • Estimated delivery September 2016

€35

Send me a picture of your scar by e-mail, I'll apply gold on it and send it to you from Paris with an original postcard of the performance + a big Thank You! by email + your name in golden letters on the website list of donors.
  • 2 backers
  • Estimated delivery September 2016

€40

[Early birds] Send me a picture of your scar by e-mail, I'll apply gold on it and send it to you from Paris with an original postcard of the performance + 5 other postcards of the performance + a big Thank You! by email + your name in golden letters on the website list of donors.
  • 4 backers
  • Availability: 1/5
  • Estimated delivery September 2016

€50

Send me a picture of your scar by e-mail, I'll apply gold on it and send it to you from Paris with an original postcard of the performance + 5 other postcards of the performance + a big Thank You! by email + your name in golden letters on the website list of donors.
  • 2 backers
  • Estimated delivery September 2016

€80

An original notebook, illustrated with 6 pictures of the performance to tell the story of your scars + I'll send you from Paris a postcard of the performance + a big Thank You! by email with a photo of the performance (1000 x 667 pixels) + your name in golden letters on the website list of donors.
  • 5 backers
  • Estimated delivery September 2016

€150

A print (40 x 60 cm) signed and numbered 1-10/30 + I'll send you from Paris a postcard of the performance + a big Thank You! by email with a photo of the performance (1000 x 667 pixels) + your name in golden letters on the website list of donors.
  • 1 backer
  • Availability: 9/10
  • Estimated delivery September 2016

€250

A print (60 x 90 cm) signed and numbered 11-20/30 + I'll send you from Paris a postcard of the performance + a big Thank You! by email with a photo of the performance (1000 x 667 pixels) + your name in golden letters on the website list of donors.
  • Availability: 10/10
  • Estimated delivery September 2016

€1,000

The serie of 6 prints (60 x 90 cm) signed and numbered 21-28/30 + I'll send you from Paris a postcard of the performance + a big Thank You! by email with a photo of the performance (1000 x 667 pixels) + your name in golden letters on the website list of donors.
  • Availability: 8/8
  • Estimated delivery September 2016

€1,500

You're invited to the performance on June 29th in Paris (train ticket for Paris included) + the serie of 6 prints (60 x 90 cm) signed and numbered 21-28/30 + I'll send you from Paris a postcard of the performance + a big Thank You! by email with a photo of the performance (1000 x 667 pixels) + your name in golden letters on the website list of donors.
  • Availability: 2/2
  • Estimated delivery September 2016

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