Performance (with Roxanne Maillet), ironed-on transfer costume, wooden box, embroidered straps, thermal printed ephemeras, variable formats.

Setu festival, Elliant, 2022

Performance inspired by banner women of the 19th century, hired by retailers to advertise their business by wearing everyday life-size objects attached to their clothing. Invited as Phylactère, all the performances from the artists were transcribed on thermal printed ephemeras, that were then distributed to the audience. The words appearing on the costumes are slang to insult women’s public speech, as a metaphor to our transcription process, written by Jacqueline Aubenas (in Les cahiers du GRIF): “usurpatrices de parole, commères, plagiates, rapineuses d’argot”, etc. (“slang stealer, speech usurper, tattler, plagiarisers”, etc.) (Photographs by Yves de Orestis)