'Regarding the human body as the fundamental given, I will make use of my own as a field of artistic investigation. It will be my primary tool, my raw material, my support, the very subject of my work in the context of the serie of performances entitled ACTA NON VERBA, in which I will stage myself and use my body as a means of expression and inquiry. I believe that no human body exists as an absolute. It is linked to a set of contexts, objects, clothes, etc...
It is on that basis that I have pondered the entire purpose of my work, and positioned the latter within the problematic that has woven itself throughout my artwork and research for the past several years, and which concerns relationships of domination, the issue of power and that of identity.
If the human body is prime, it appears with its blood and clothing. Clothing is its shape, meaning that it is the medium, and at the same time, a certain definition of that body, that through which, one encounters another independently from his/her face or members. Beyond a simple superficiality of no consequence, the apparel participates in a vast symbolic game and expresses a manner of interacting with one another, in short, of living together in society. The adornment of the body itself establishes the social fabric. Clothing -and by extention the fabric- serves as the basis for social reality.
The apparel is at the same time ambivalent : authenticity and pretense are generously mixed there. The apparel gives one the ability to be totally de-individualized and yet remain oneself. The qualities of this modulation of the appearance could be multiplied.