‘My Self, the Body’ at EYE Film Museum (2018)

My Self, the Body
Live-performance + video work
Video work by Rob Schröder and Gabrielle Provaas
Duration: ca. 15:00 – 30:00 minutes
2018

For the third part of this series I am researching the convention of the body. The internal organs and their audio inside my body. In this work, titled ‘My Self, the Body’, I am investigating the internal body sounds without the use of computers or audio software during a live performance. Because, what actually lives inside me, inside us, as a living species? Who are they, this life inside me? How are they exchanging themselves within this cage of skin, blood and flesh? Do they have a Self? And are we more separated from each other than we know?

Ttwo reconstructed micro phonic stethoscopes are used to do a live body investigation from which the internal sounds will be directly amplified into the physical space. Through this, my body is transformed into a resonance (box). It is a very intimate live performance, my first short-duration work, in which I use my own body to demonstrate my internal body sounds at that specific moment; the life that lives and communicates inside me.

This page shows the stills and the video of the live performance at EYE Film Museum as being part of the ‘The Man Machine’ exhibition. 

still shot from live performance at EYE Film Museum
still shot from live performance at EYE Film Museum by Lisette Ros
still shot from live performance at EYE Film Museum by artist Lisette Ros
still shot from live performance at EYE Film Museum by performance artist Lisette Ros  still shot from video work My Self, the Body at EYE Film Museum by Lisette Ros

© Lisette Ros