Be part of the creation of BODY DOUBLE 32 by Brice Dellsperger for the Body Double 20th Anniversary


The project



In order to celebrate the 20th year of my artistic dedication to the possibilities contained by the body double, I decided to work on a film that deeply influenced my cinephilia: Brian De Palma’s masterpiece, Carrie. 



This film is indelibly imprinted on my mind, and the time has come to remake a section of it.




Exhibition view, Body Double 22, Brice Dellsperger/Jean-Luc Verna, Sala Verónica, La Conservera, 2011


The moment Carrie becomes a woman is the most important to me; in this instant, she becomes another. It is a disturbing moment that definitely influenced me throughout my life.


In the locker room shower, Carrie gets her period and does not understand what is happening to her. She immediately becomes the laughing stock of the other girls, all of whom are already women.


Different, she finds herself stigmatized, ostracized...


Carrie chooses revenge, I chose art.



Exhibition view, Body Double 29, 15 et 30, Portraits d'intérieurs, NMNM Monaco, 2014





Deeply serious, anchored in queer theory but also humorous, my Body Double works are film duplicates. Like decals made shot by shot from original films, I produce transvestite doubles of iconic cinema. My works play with the concepts of memory, the copy, the tribute, and impersonation.


By upsetting normative sexuality and making my characters appear uniquely transgender, I deconstruct the importance of social criteria and offer hybrid works that shift between cinema and art. Of primary importance to me is to highlight the power of freedom and self-acceptance.




Brice Dellsperger and Jean-Luc Verna on the set for Body Double 22 (after Eyes Wide Shut, S. Kubrick)



Extract from Body Double 34 (G. Van Sant - My Own Private Idaho)






With this project and new video, I am embarking on an even more complex challenge than usual. My desire is to always exceed prior projects, to push my own limits (both technical and narrative) so that I can design a copy that in some ways has no precedent.


Body Double 32 will not be a simple decal but a kind of temporal and spatial contraction of De Palma’s feature film.


One actor will play all of the girls in the film in a looped scene. Repeatedly the characters with fade, move apart and pass away, only to come back again and play the score in an endless loop.




Exhibition view, Body Double 27, Like Mirror, Brice Dellsperger and Natacha Lesueur, Transpalette, Bourges, 2013



Brice Dellsperger and Morgane Rousseau on the set for Body Double 17 (after Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me, D. Lynch)





Raised with films, music videos, performances and disco music, my work is part of a double reflection on gender: sexual gender and artistic genre.


Always situating myself between the feminine and the masculinevideo art and cinema, I question this otherness, this double mirror, which always invites us to change our expectations.




Vidéo Still from Body Double 29 (M. Nichols - Postcard from the Edge)





Represented for more than 20 years by galerie Air de Paris (Paris) and Team Gallery (New York), I have had the chance to show my work in many museums and prestigious venues, such as the Museum Modern Art of Moscow, Le Studio (Galerie Yvon Lambert), the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv, Centre Pompidou in Metz, Akbank Art Center in Istanbul, or Art Basel Miami Beach in Miami and Art Unlimited in Basel, Switzerland.




Exhibition view, Body Double 27, Like Mirror, Brice Dellsperger and Natacha Lesueur, Transpalette, Bourges, 2013



Exhibition view, Body Double 30, Portraits d'intérieurs, NMNM Monaco, 2014




Using the soundtracks of auteur films or general-public feature films such as Brian De Palma’s Body Double, Andrzej Zulawski’s L’important c’est d’aimer, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, David Lynch's Twin Peaks, Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut or Paul Verhoeven's Basic Instinct, I invite the viewer to imagine an infinite multiplicity of forms of desire facing his own image.



Body Double 30 (B. De Palma - Dressed to Kill)



Brice Dellsperger and Jean-Luc Verna on the set for Body Double 12 (after Blow Out, B. De Palma)


Alexandre Wetter is a young actor and model. He will play Carrie, and may also become a new icon of the 21st century, the icon of an uncertain genre


For Body Double 32, Alexandre will play Carrie and all of her locker room cohorts.  It will be one girl and all girls, him and the others.



Alex during the preparation of Jean-Paul Gaultier's fashion show, janvier 2016





Kubrick, De Palma, Gus Van Sant, Zulawski and the others !



Vidéo Still from Body Double 33 (B. De Palma - Passion)



Body Double (X) (A. Zulawski - L'important c'est d'aimer)



Vidéo Still from Body Double 31 (P. Verhoeven - Basic Instinct)



Body Double 22 (S. Kubrick - Eyes Wide Shut)



Vidéo Still from Body Double 29 (M. Nichols - Postcard from the Edge)


Body Double 13 (J. Bahdam - Saturday Night Fever)








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Exhibition view, Body Double 22, Brice Dellsperger/Jean-Luc Verna, Sala Verónica, La Conservera, 2011






Ve-bd_lores-1477034316Monography Body Double by Brice Dellsperger in english version, with an essay by Marie Canet "Posture and High Heels", Toastink Press / Les Presses du réel / Sternberg Press (2011)


Why fund it?

The total production cost of the film is 20,000 euros.


With support from FNAGP (Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques) and First Idea (NMNM, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco), Brice has already been able to raise the sum of 15,000 euros for his project.


All we need now is no more than 5,000 euros!


This is the minimum floor we need. If the crowdfunding exceeds the amount requested, everything will be reinvested in the film to make it even more successful because we are working actually with the minimum.


The film will be shot in the premises of the Ecole Nationale d'Art in Bourges from 26 November to 4 December.


In addition to the film studio that the school will put at our disposal, we will be supported by students both to build the sets and for the filming itself.


The funds raised will be distributed as follows:


- Construction of the cloakroom and set: 1,000 euros

- Costume: 750 euros

- Creation of music: 750 euros

- Post production and special effects: 2,500 euros




Gwen Roch' and Brice Dellsperger on the set for Body Double 19/20 (after Flash Gordon, M. Hodges)



Provisional schedule


- September 2015-January 2016: fundraising (FNAGP, First Idea)

- January-October 2016: project development

          * Screenwriting, adaptation and storyboard

          * Decision regarding the shooting location

          * Constitution of the team

          * Decisions regarding the technical equipments and logistics

          * Design of the sets and the costumes

- September-October 2016: fundraising KissKissBankBank

- From 26 November to 4 December 2016: filming

- From December 2016 to July 2017: post production (editing, special effects, music, mixing)


Counterparts will be sent as early as January 2017, for a film finalized in spring 2017


The film will be shown in Los Angeles in September 2017, it will be a world premiere, and your name could be associated to it!


You will of course be informed on the progress of the project here on this KissKissBankBank page and on the facebook page of the project.


To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Body Double, 20 years of trans and passionate remakes...

Give a chance to the 32th film to reach his creative madness.


Beau Bizarre

Jeune société de production de films et de programmes culturels, nous sommes fiers d'accompagner Brice dans cette nouvelle aventure.

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