clark & miss clark (The
from my body, it is my double. We install ourselves in various places
(halls, galleries, theatres, public squares, streets, cafes, shop windows,
warehouses, etc.), with decor, a soundtrack and / or a video.
Culture Radio (18. 07. 2011) "miss clark & miss clark" by
Mariannick Bellot and Angélique Tibau Listen
Lavoir moderne parisien Theatre, Paris, 24 July 2007.
In this first performance of miss clark & miss clark, the doll
was naked and bald, without makeup. The few phrases of the video's
soundtrack (English / French) accentuated the complete inaction
(wanted or suffered?): "I really want to go now…",
"Shall we go?", "Let's go !". And so on. Everything
is fixed. Only the white line of the road projected in the background
moves in the center, between miss clark & clark miss. On the
ground a word is written: "inaction".
See a clip of the video
- Crane_Centre de ressources
One side and an other, 57,
rue de Beleville, Paris, 7 October 2007.
clark & miss clark, feet enclosed in military shoes, were siting at
the limit of the space beyond which they were not allowed to go (mandatory
administrative border) on the side of the "19" pedestrian crossing.
This action is the result of the ban to move across the street as miss
clark & miss clark wished to do in a first time to join Ben's work,
Birth, Oudapo-MAS, Paris 13e, 26 January
"Man is born naked. He has no nationality."
this performance, this sentence was pronounced in many different languages
with the soundtrack; they were written also on the papers that form a
line on the ground, at one end of which we found miss clark & miss
clark; at the other: a small fountain, the sound of water.
The decor cut the room in two; the public had to decide whether or not
to cross the line… They had to choose their side.