art orienté objet: may the horse live in me
 
art orienté objet: may the horse live in me
aug 09, 2011

art orienté objet: may the horse live in me

‘que le cheval vive en moi’ (may the horse live in me) by art orienté objet image: miha fras

‘que le cheval vive en moi’ (may the horse live in me) by art orienté objet (marion laval-jeantet & benoît mangin)  is a medical self-experiment  / performance where the artist marion laval-jeantet allowed herself to be injected with horse blood plasma containing the entire spectrum of foreign immunoglobulins (following several months of precautions to build up her immune system). after the transfusion, the artist performed a communication ritual with a horse while wearing prosthetic horse-like stilts before her hybrid blood was extracted and freeze-dried.

art orienté objet: may the horse live in me image by de belles choses

immunoglobulins are biochemical messengers that control, for example, the glands and organs of the endocrine system, which is also closely tied to the nervous system, so that the artist, during and in the weeks after the performance, experienced alterations in her physiological rhythm and her consciousness, which were characterized by heightened sensibility and nervousness.

art orienté objet: may the horse live in me image by de belles choses

‘I had the feeling of being extra-human, I was not in my usual body. I was hyper-powerful, hyper-sensitive, hyper-nervous and very diffident. the emotionalism of an herbivore. I could not sleep. I probably felt a bit like a horse.’ – marion laval-jeantet

video of the performance and artifacts from ‘may the horse live in me’ are currently on show as part of the exhibition ‘second lives: jeux masqués et autres je remains at casino de luxembourg – forum d’art contemporain on now until september 11, 2011. more detailed information on this piece can be found here and more images can be found here

via WMMNA

  • The word Art is even more perverted. From the times of Marcel Duchamp it seems that there is no end to the most weird iniciatives. I hope in the future this kind of things will be called “Imaginative Things Implemented in an Art Gallery” but not Art. I hope that the 21st Century will change this a more mature society and “supposed” more advanced intelligence individuals.

    ilikefalafelthoughi'mfromeurope
  • Why?

    I don't usually leave comments
  • It is funny how the people there were so serious..and taking pictures with zoom and macro…comon!!

    Michelangelo, Dalí, Klint, we miss you….

    Alvaro
  • Yawn. Most of these conceptual artists are not even striving for originality so much as brand-building, and it often leads to this kind of silliness, which seems to work. re Zhu Yu. The “artist” declaring their work art should not make it so, but sadly it often does.

    mrcopernicus
  • what nonsense!

    international
  • i think this post just has negative comments…n the post deserves this…totally necessary act calling it ART

    baba
  • ‘I had the feeling of being extra-human, I was not in my usual body. I was hyper-powerful, hyper-sensitive,
    hyper-nervous and very diffident. the emotionalism of an herbivore. I could not sleep. I probably felt a bit like a horse.’ – wasted..childish!

    aj
  • its horrible….wat is she trying to prove ???

    adi
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