Brice Dellsperger Plus

Paris, France

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Brice Dellsperger was born in 1972 in Cannes (France). After studying fine arts for five years in Nice Villa Arson, he moved to Paris where he lives and works as a visual artist since 1995 and as a teacher at ENSAD since 2003. He is represented by galleries Air de Paris, Paris, and Team Gallery, New York. Dellsperger's works mainly consist in a video serie which counts today more than 30 films of various length, named "Body Double" after Brian De Palma's 1984 feature film. The whole video serie is based on the concept of body double in comercial feature films. In Dellserger's works, he proposes a new version of an existing movie sequence by producing a copy, also called remake, of the sequence itself, then replacing the characters of the original with various transvestites. The technique of lipsyncing is also a particularity of Dellsperger's works as his works often use the original soundtrack of the existing movie. In many Body Doubles, one non-professional actor is performing all the characters of the original movie (Dellsperger himself in Body Double 1 to 5, 13 and 15), thus visually repeating the character as many times as the number of characters/roles in the original sequence. One big hit from Dellsperger is without any doubt Body Double (X), 2000, starring Jean-Luc Verna, visual artist and friend, who is playing all the parts in this long feature film after "L'important c'est d'aimer", by Zulawski. Dellsperger works had been exhibited in various locations such as MoMA (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), and various countries (Brasil, Germany, UK, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Japan). Dellsperger's work is included in a number of prominent public collections including that of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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