Micro-Event n°5 /Nine Female Characters
Tsuneko Taniuchi. Micro-Event n°5 /Nine Female Characters, 2003.
Micro-Event n°5 /Nine Female Characters:
"Paris pour escale", Museum of Modern Art, Paris, 2000-2001.
During a five-hour period, I enclosed in a 27 cubic-meter transparent plastic cube. I played nine female characters, each identifiable by a simple gesture and different costumes. These nine characters are: a female narrator, a waitress, a homeless woman (the Plastic Bag Lady), a Japanese high school girl, a Japanese school girl, "Ninja Girl", a female boxer, a sale rep for baby nappies, Ganguro Girl (the bimbo: with a faced blacked from ultra-violet rays, in colorful clothing and platform shoes).
The furnishing of this cube was composed of a bed, a table, a chair, a television, a mirror and a punching ball. The five hours of activity were video taped and shown during the exhibit next to the cube containing the traces of this action.
At Transpalette Gallery, I transformed the exhibit space into a discotheque. I invited a DJ (X.K.I) to play while I simulated the 9 women characters.
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