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Tatouages et nudités dans Stills IV et V de Kris Verdonck. Dénudage et ré‑écriture de la condition humaine.

Abstract : From 2006 to 2015, Kris Verdonck worked on installations entilted STILLS, in the shape of video projection – visual mapping in urban surroundings and on various European buildings. In STILLS IV and V, a naked man and woman, whose bodies are entirely covered in tattoos, are thus staged publicly, displaying their intimacy. The tattoos, just like the bodies they belong to, are projected onto walls. They become part of the already existing graffiti or merge with them, as if they were the city’s open books displaying the drawings and writings of bodies and people, of both its identity and that of each individual’s. Urban landscape merges with skin landscape. Writing and language become twice corporeal. Nudity and tattoo contribute to the stripping and exposure of our system’s constitutve layers, laying them bare so that onlookers fully engage with them without restrictions. This contribution aims at exploring nudity and tattoo as modes or tools of expression, of denunciation, of commitment, and of resistance.
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Amandine Mercier. Tatouages et nudités dans Stills IV et V de Kris Verdonck. Dénudage et ré‑écriture de la condition humaine.. La Peaulogie - Revue de sciences sociales et humaines sur les peaux, La Peaulogie 2020, La littérature dans la peau : tatouages et imaginaires., pp.171-186. ⟨halshs-02567847⟩



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