Alter Ego
#performance #sculpture #blood #mask #science
For the 2010 Flemish Heritage Day, R&F build an in-situ installation in the old and abandoned city hospital of the Bijloke in Ghent (BE). The installation symbolized a 19th century medicinal operation unit where human bodies were being dissected to study the anatomy. However, instead of studying the anatomy, F&R R&F (with help of a professional nurse and doctor) tried to build their own ‚Frankenstein’-like ‚perfect human’ alter ego (mixing their own blood with the flesh of a real bull and the intestines of a deer). In this 8h-lasting performance, they unified ‚Reindeerhead’ & ‚Oxhead’, and made sure this ‚creature’ was ready for natural mummification.

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